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For Immediate Release

Contact:
July 17, 2013 Edward Holst, Supervisory Deputy United States Marshal
Middle District of Pennsylvania (570) 499-1201;
USMS Headquarters Public Affairs (202) 307-9065
New York State Parole Most Wanted Captured by U.S. Marshals

Scranton, PA – United States Marshal Martin J. Pane announced today that the U.S. Marshals Service arrested 34-year old Anthony Ruielewicz in Mount Pocono, Pennsylvania.

In 2006, Ruielewicz was convicted of 1st degree Assault in the state of New York. In that case, Ruielewicz injured a law enforcement officer during a high speed chase, ramming a marked police car multiple times.

Upon release from prison, Ruielewicz was placed on state parole supervision in New York.

On May 10, 2013 a New York state warrant was issued charging Ruielewicz with violation of parole. Ruielewicz was listed as one of New York State Parole’s Most Wanted fugitives.

New York State Parole requested assistance from the U.S. Marshals Service New York/New Jersey Regional Fugitive Task Force (NY/NJ RFTF). The NY/NJ RFTF developed information that Ruielewicz may have fled to the Poconos, and sent an investigative lead to the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force in the Middle District of Pennsylvania.

During the morning hours of July 17, U.S. Marshals, members of the USMS Fugitive Task Force and officers from Mount Pocono Regional Police Department located and arrested Ruielewicz in a residence on Old Timber Road in Mount Pocono. The fugitive was taken into custody after attempting to hide under a set of stairs. Ruielewicz will await court proceedings in Monroe County regarding his extradition to New York State.

“The U.S. Marshals Service places a high priority on fugitive cases involving suspects with violent tendencies. The Fugitive Task Force worked hard to locate and apprehend him,” said Martin J. Pane, United States Marshal for the Middle District of Pennsylvania.

U.S. Marshals were assisted by personnel from the Pennsylvania State Police, the Scranton Police Department, and the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole. Additional assistance was provided by the Pocono Mountain Regional Police Department.

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

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