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For Immediate Release

Contact:
May 06, 2013 Edward Holst, Supervisor Deputy United States Marshal
Middle District of Pennsylvania (570) 346-7277;
USMS Headquarters Public Affairs (202) 307-9065
U.S. Marshals Arrest Attempted Murder Fugitive in Harrisburg

Harrisburg, PA – United States Marshal Martin J. Pane announced today that the U.S. Marshals Service arrested Jason Strite in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

Strite was being sought for an attempted homicide that occurred on April 21, 2013 in Lower Swatara Township. It is alleged that Strite assaulted and attempted to run over the victim with his vehicle. On April 21, an arrest warrant was issued charging Strite with the following offenses:

  • Criminal Attempt – Homicide
  • Aggravated Assault
  • Simple Assault
  • Recklessly Endangering Another Person
  • Theft By Unlawful Taking-Moveable Property
  • Criminal Mischief – Damage Property

At the request of the Lower Swatara Township Police Department, the U.S. Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force in the Middle District of Pennsylvania (M/PA) began investigating the whereabouts of Strite. Information was developed by U.S. Marshals based in Harrisburg which indicated Strite may still be in the area.

Earlier today, U.S. Marshals Service personnel located and arrested Strite without incident in the 3600 block of Walnut Street.

Strite was also wanted by the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole and the Dauphin County Adult Probation Office on separate parole / probation violation warrants.

Strite, 37-years old, was lodged at the Dauphin County Prison to await proceedings concerning his multiple open warrants.

United States Marshal Martin J. Pane stated, “It is law enforcement’s top priority to arrest violent offenders, especially those who have no regard for human life”.

U.S. Marshals were assisted by personnel from the Lower Swatara Township Police Department, the Dauphin County Adult Probation Office, and the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole.

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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