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For Immediate Release

Contact:
March 21, 2013 Edward Holst, Supervisory Deputy U.S. Marshal
Middle District of Pennsylvania (570) 346-7277;
USMS Headquarters Public Affairs (202) 307-9065
U.S. Marshals Arrest Out-of-State Rape Fugitive in Carbondale

Scranton, PA – United States Marshal Martin J. Pane today announced that the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) arrested Remington Hedden in Carbondale, Pennsylvania.

Hedden, an 18-year old man, was being sought by authorities in Worchester County, Maryland on charges of:

  • Rape in the Second Degree
  • Sex Offense in the Second Degree
  • Sex Offense in the Fourth Degree
  • Assault in the Second Degree

In late June 2012, the Ocean City Police Department in Maryland investigated an allegation of the rape and sexual assault of a minor. At the time of the attack, the victim was on vacation.

In January 2013, a warrant was issued in Worchester County, Maryland, for the arrest of Hedden.

The Worchester County Sheriff’s Office requested the assistance of the United States Marshals Service in Maryland. Recently, an investigative lead was received by the USMS Middle District of Pennsylvania (M/PA) Task Force in Scranton. It was determined that Hedden was living in the Carbondale area.

On March 20, Deputy U.S. Marshals from Scranton, along with task force personnel, located and arrested Hedden on Jeffrey Street in Carbondale. The fugitive was taken into custody without incident. He was turned over to Lackawanna County authorities for processing, and to await court proceedings concerning his extradition to the state of Maryland.

United States Marshal Martin J. Pane stated, “Our Fugitive Task Force worked diligently to locate and arrest this fugitive. Persons charged with crimes against our youth need to be brought to justice.”

U.S. Marshals were assisted by officers from the Lackawanna County Sheriff’s Office and the Pennsylvania State Police. These agencies are participating members of the USMS M/PA Fugitive Task Force. Additional assistance was provided by the Carbondale Police Department and the County Detective Unit of the Lackawanna County District Attorney’s Office.

The concept of all USMS-led fugitive task forces is to seek out and arrest the nation’s most dangerous offenders.

Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.

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