Scranton, PA – Today, U.S. Marshal
Martin J. Pane announced that the United States Marshals Service (USMS)
Fugitive Task Force arrested Dwayne Chris Parker– a 42-year old convicted
On November 28, 2000, Parker was convicted of Rape in the 3rd Degree in the
state of New York. This conviction required him to register as a sex
offender. His most recently registered address was in Scranton, PA.
On March 3, 2014, the Pennsylvania State Police – Wyoming barracks –obtained
an arrest warrant charging Parker with failing to update his sex offender
registration after they learned Parker no longer resided at the Scranton
address. The whereabouts of Parker was unknown, however leads were developed
which clearly indicated he was in the Lackawanna and Luzerne County area.
On Thursday, March 6, 2014, at about 2:45 PM, Deputy Marshals and Task Force
Officers observed Parker leave a residence in Birchwood Estates, Exeter in
Luzerne County. He was immediately surrounded and arrested without incident.
Parker was arraigned by District Magistrate Judge Carmody and housed in the
Luzerne County Prison in lieu of $7,500 bail.
The Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006 designated the USMS
as the federal agency responsible for helping local and state authorities
locate and arrest convicted sex offenders who fail to comply with their
United States Marshal Pane said, “These are high priority cases and we are
committed to working with our law enforcement partners to ensure that
registered sex offenders comply with the law. We owe this to our
The USMS worked jointly in this investigation with personnel from the
Scranton Police Department, Pennsylvania State Board of Probation and Parole
and Pennsylvania State Police. These are participating members of the USMS
Fugitive Task Force in the Middle District of Pennsylvania.
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