Harrisburg, PA – Today, United States Marshal Martin J. Pane announced the
arrest of Felix Pinero-Baez, a 63-year old man, in Lebanon, Pennsylvania.
On October 5, 1986, Pinero-Baez was involved in a vehicular accident in
Carolina, Puerto Rico. He fled the scene of the accident. A 35-year old female
who witnessed the accident followed Pinero-Baez’s vehicle. She approached it
when it stopped, and was shot three times by the car’s driver. In November 1986,
the victim died from the gunshot wounds. In January 1987, an arrest warrant was
issued charging Pinero-Baez with the homicide. Pinero-Baez has been on the run
since, and has never been arrested for this murder.
On August 6, 2013, the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole, in
coordination with Puerto Rico National Police, requested the assistance of the
U.S. Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force to assist in locating Pinero-Baez.
Information was developed indicating Pinero-Baez was in the Lebanon area.
During the morning hours of August 7, U.S. Marshals, Lebanon City Police
Department, Pennsylvania Board of Probation & Parole and Pennsylvania State
Police located and arrested Pinero-Baez in the 100 block of North 12th Street in
Lebanon. Pinero-Baez was arrested without incident.
Pinero-Baez was turned over to local authorities, and is held at the Lebanon
County Prison. Pinero-Baez will be arraigned by Magisterial District Judge
United States Marshal Martin J. Pane stated, “The U.S. Marshals Service Fugitive
Task Force is committed to ensuring victims of such cruelty have justice. Such
dangerous fugitives are given the highest priority, and we are committed to
taking them off the streets swiftly to prevent further harm to the public.”
U.S. Marshals received significant assistance from the Pennsylvania Board of
Probation and Parole and the Pennsylvania State Police. These agencies are
participating members of the U.S. Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force in the
Middle District of Pennsylvania. Additional assistance was provided by the
Lebanon City Police Department.
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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