Williamsport, PA – Today, United
States Marshal Martin J. Pane announced that the United States Marshals
Service (USMS) Fugitive Task Force arrested Bruce L. Simons – a 58-year old
man - in the borough of Muncy, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania.
On January 7, 2014, the Binghamton, New York Police Department charged
Simons with Rape in the Second Degree. It is alleged that Simons had sexual
intercourse with a 14-year old girl. Binghamton police officers requested
the assistance of the USMS New York/New Jersey Regional Fugitive Task Force
in adopting the case, and in locating and arresting Simons.
On Monday, January 27, at about 5:20pm, members of the USMS Middle District
of Pennsylvania Fugitive Task Force located and arrested Simons at a home in
the 400 block of Pepper Street in Muncy. The fugitive attempted to flee the
residence as Task Force personnel approached, but was captured without
Simons was arraigned as a fugitive-from-justice before Magisterial District
Justice James G. Carn, and detained in lieu of $100,000 bail.
United States Marshal Martin J. Pane stated, “It is important to bring those
charged with serious sex crimes against our children to justice. The
Fugitive Task Force made this case a priority and Mr. Simons will have his
day in court. It is my hope that the victim and her family will find comfort
knowing the alleged attacker is now in custody.”
The USMS worked jointly in this investigation with personnel from the
Lycoming County Sheriff’s Office. This agency is a participating member of
the USMS Fugitive Task Force in the Middle District of Pennsylvania.
Additional assistance was provided by the Muncy 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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