Harrisburg, PA – Today, United States Marshal Martin J. Pane announced that
the United States Marshals Service arrested a second murder suspect in a 2012
Florida homicide. Early this morning, David Bridgeman, a 20-year old man, was
arrested in Stewartstown.
On May 22, 2012, it is alleged that Bridgeman and four co-defendants committed a
home invasion in Clermont, Florida. During the commission of the crime, the
victim was shot multiple times. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.
On May 20th, 2013, an arrest warrant was issued in Lake County, Florida charging
David Bridgeman with 2nd Degree Murder.
The Lake County Sheriff’s Office requested assistance from the U.S. Marshals
Service Regional Fugitive Task Force in Florida. Information was developed on
the possible whereabouts of Bridgeman in York County, Pennsylvania. U.S.
Marshals in Florida contacted the Middle District of Pennsylvania Fugitive Task
Force for investigative assistance.
On May 31st, U.S. Marshals and task force personnel located and arrested
Bridgeman without incident at a residence on West Pennsylvania Avenue in
Stewartstown. Bridgeman was turned over to the Stewartstown Police Department
for processing. Bridgeman will be arraigned on the outstanding charges and await
extradition back to Florida.
This is the second arrest this week by U.S. Marshal Service personnel concerning
the 2012 murder in Florida. On May 28th, the Marshals Service arrested Arthur
Spencer, a 20-year old co-defendant in Dickson City located in Lackawanna
County, Pennsylvania. Spencer was arrested without incident, and awaits
extradition back to Florida on 2nd Degree Murder.
United States Marshal Pane stated, “The Marshals Service has made locating and
arresting violent fugitives a priority. These two separate arrests have taken
two violent murder suspects off our streets and allow the family of the victim
to begin to find some closure to this awful event which occurred last year.”
U.S. Marshals were assisted in this investigation by personnel from the York
City Police Department, York County Sheriff’s Office, York County District
Attorney’s Office and the Pennsylvania State Police. These agencies are
participating members of the Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force in the Middle
District of Pennsylvania. Additional assistance was provided by the Stewartstown
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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