Pittsburgh, PA - Early this morning, acting on leads
provided by the Western PA U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force, U.S. Marshals in
Columbia, SC, located and captured Dorian Brentley. Brentley was considered
armed and extremely dangerous when U.S. Marshals arrested him with a firearm in
Brentley, age 48, and whose last known address was on Torrence Street in
Pittsburgh, had been evading authorities since May 5, 2009, when a warrant for
Aggravated Indecent Assault on a Person Less Than 16 Years of Age was issued.
And a second warrant was issued on May 13, 2009, when Brentley failed to appear
in Allegheny County Court for trial on charges filed by the Wilkinsburg Police
in April 2006 for Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Possession of Narcotics
and Narcotic Paraphernalia with Intent to Manufacture or Deliver.
An extensive search for Brentley was conducted with negative results. Brentley
was eventually placed on the W/PA Fugitive Task Force’s Most Wanted list.
On July 17, 2013, U.S. Marshal Task Force Officers in Pittsburgh developed
information indicating that Brentley may be residing in a boarding house near
the Governor’s Mansion in Columbia, SC. A request was sent to the U.S. Marshals
Fugitive Task Force in South Carolina for assistance. On July 18, 2013, members
of the South Carolina Fugitive Task Force went to 1719 Gadsden Street, Columbia,
SC and discovered that Brentley was the manager of the boarding house and lived
in a room on the second floor.
Brentley was taken into custody without incident and transported to the Columbia
Police Department awaiting extradition back to Allegheny County.
The U.S. Marshals Western PA Fugitive Task Force includes officers from the
Pennsylvania State Police, Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole, Allegheny
County Sheriffs, Westmoreland County Sheriffs and Pittsburgh Bureau of Police.
The Task Force is also supported and aided by the United States Attorney’s
information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at
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