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For Immediate Release

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January 31, 2014 Jon Gallagher, Supervisory Deputy U.S. Marshal (412) 355-3237
U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force Captures Four During Early Morning Roundup

WPAFTF LogoPittsburgh, PA – United States Marshal Steve Frank announces the arrests of four wanted felons earlier this morning by members of the United State Marshals’ Western Pennsylvania Fugitive Task Force (WPAFTF). Most significant was the capture of fugitive Isaac Young. Young, age 27, was charged by the Allegheny County Police on July 1, 2013 with Criminal Attempt-Homicide, Carrying a Firearm without a License, Aggravated Assault and Recklessly Endangering another Person. These charges stem from a June 25, 2013 incident that occurred in the 3500 block of Miles Avenue in Clairton, PA. Young is alleged to have shot the male victim multiple times following an altercation. Young was also wanted by the Clairton Police Department pursuant to a separate arrest warrant charging him with Possession with Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance. This investigation was referred to the U.S. Marshals’ WPAFTF on January 14, 2014 and prioritized due to the nature of the offense. Young was apprehended at approximately 6:15 am this morning without incident at a residence in the 700 block of Junilla Street in the Hill District section of Pittsburgh. Following his capture by the WPAFTF, Young was turned over to the custody of Allegheny County Homicide Detectives.

In addition to apprehending Young, Task Force members also arrested three other wanted individuals during enforcement operations this morning. Justin Parrotte, age 25, was arrested at a residence in the 800 block of Suismon Street, Pittsburgh, Pa. for parole violations. Parrotte was on parole for Person not to possess a Firearm, Firearms Carried without a License and Burglary. Subsequent to Parrotte’s arrest, task force members recovered a .22 caliber rifle and a small quantity of heroin. Additional charges will be filed relative to the firearm and narcotics violations. Also captured were Leon Averytt, age 19, of Pittsburgh, Pa., wanted by the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police for Aggravated Assault, Simple Assault and Burglary and Darwin Womack, age 24, of Pittsburgh, Pa., wanted for parole violations for underlying firearms offenses. Task force members breached the front door and located WOMACK hiding in the shower at an apartment in the 1600 block of Sandusky Court on the Northside of Pittsburgh.

The U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task force is comprised of officers from the Pennsylvania State Police, Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole, Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, Allegheny County Sheriffs Westmoreland County Sheriff’s. These agencies, along with the United States Attorney’s Office are participating members of the U.S. Marshals Western Pennsylvania Fugitive Task Force (WPAFTF).

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

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