Harrisburg, PA – Today, United States Marshal Martin J. Pane announced the
arrest of Derrick Eugene Johnson, a 23-year old man, in Memphis, Tennessee.
Johnson was being sought for a homicide that occurred on February 17, 2013
in the 600 block of East Market Street in York. The victim, a 21 year old
male, died from gunshot wounds.
On March 11, an arrest warrant was issued by Magisterial District Judge
Linda Williams, charging Johnson with Criminal Homicide.
At the request of the York City Police Department, the U.S. Marshals Service
Fugitive Task Force in the Middle District of Pennsylvania began
investigating the whereabouts of Johnson shortly after the murder. U.S.
Marshals based in Harrisburg developed information that Johnson may have
fled to the greater Memphis area. An investigative lead was sent to U.S.
Marshals Service personnel based in Memphis.
During the evening hours of May 13, U.S. Marshals Service personnel located
and arrested Johnson in Memphis. The fugitive was taken into custody without
Johnson was turned over to local authorities for processing, and
subsequently lodged in the Shelby County Criminal Justice Complex. He will
await a local hearing to determine his extradition to York.
United States Marshal Martin J. Pane stated, “This investigation
demonstrates the Marshals Service’s ability to coordinate with other law
enforcement agencies to bring this alleged murderer to justice. It is our
top priority to arrest violent crime fugitives, especially those who have no
regard for human life.”
U.S. Marshals were assisted by personnel from the York City Police
Department. This agency is a participating member of the USMS Fugitive Task
Force in the Middle District of Pennsylvania. Additional assistance was
provided by the U.S. Marshals Service Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task
Force, as well as Deputy U.S. Marshals from the Western District of
The concept of all USMS-led fugitive task
forces is to seek out and arrest the nation’s most dangerous offenders.
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