Harrisburg, PA – United States Marshal
Martin J. Pane announced today that the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) Task
Force arrested Damian Banks in Norfolk, Virginia.
Banks was being sought for a homicide that occurred on February 17, 2013 in
the 600 block of East Market Street in York. It is alleged that Banks waited
for the victim to leave a local bar. Once the victim left the bar Banks shot
and killed him. On February 11, 2014 an arrest warrant was issued by
Magisterial District Judge Linda Williams, charging Banks with Criminal
At the request of the York City Police Department, the U.S. Marshals Service
Fugitive Task Force in the Middle District of Pennsylvania began
investigating the whereabouts of Banks. Information was developed by U.S.
Marshals which indicated Banks may have fled to the Norfolk, VA area. U.S.
Marshals sent an investigative lead to USMS Capitol Area Regional Fugitive
Task Force in Norfolk.
Earlier today, Deputy U.S. Marshals and Task Force Officers located and
arrested Banks after a short foot pursuit in Norfolk. Banks, 22-years old,
was turned over to the Norfolk Police Department for processing. He will
await a local hearing to determine his extradition back to York.
U.S. Marshal Pane stated, “The coordination and cooperation demonstrated by
law enforcement in this case ensured that an extremely dangerous and
unpredictable murder fugitive was taken off the streets. It is our top
priority to arrest violent offenders, especially those who have no regard
for human life and it is my sincere hope that the victim’s family will find
some measure of comfort knowing that the alleged attacker has been brought
U.S. Marshals were assisted by personnel from the York City Police
Department. This agency is a participating member of the USMS M/PA Fugitive
Task Force. 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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