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For Immediate Release

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May 29, 2013 Edward Holst, Supervisory Deputy U.S. Marshal
Middle District of Pennsylvania (570) 346-7277
U.S. Marshals Arrest 2nd Florida Murder Suspect in Stewartstown
Fatal Shooting Occurred in May 2012

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 Police Department.

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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