Harrisburg, PA – United States Marshal
Martin J. Pane announced today that the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) Task
Force arrested Joshua Rojas, a 29-year old man, in York, Pennsylvania.
Rojas was being sought for a shooting that occurred on March 8, 2014 in
Manheim Township. It is alleged that Rojas shot at his victim after getting
into a verbal argument. The victim was struck multiple times in the lower
body and was taken to Lancaster General Hospital for treatment of his
wounds. On March 8, an arrest warrant was issued charging Rojas with:
- Aggravated Assault
- Criminal Conspiracy (Aggravated Assault)
- Recklessly Endangering Another Person
At the request of the Manheim Township Police
Department, the U.S. Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force in the Eastern
District of Pennsylvania began investigating the whereabouts of Rojas. U.S.
Marshals developed information which indicated Rojas may have fled to the
York area. U.S. Marshals in Reading sent an investigative lead to
Harrisburg-based U.S. Marshals in the Middle District of Pennsylvania.
Earlier today, Deputy U.S. Marshals and Task Force Officers located Rojas in
the 600 block of West King Street. The fugitive was apprehended after
attempting to elude law enforcement. Rojas was turned over to the Manheim
Township Police Department for processing.
United States Marshal Pane stated, “The coordination and cooperation
demonstrated by law enforcement in this case ensured that an extremely
dangerous and unpredictable fugitive was taken off the streets. It is our
top priority to arrest violent offenders, especially those who have no
regard for human life. It is my hope that the victim’s family will find some
measure of comfort knowing that the alleged attacker has been brought to
The USMS worked jointly in this investigation with personnel from the
Pennsylvania State Police, York City Police Department, York County District
Attorney’s Office, and the York County Sheriff’s Department. 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 Manheim Township 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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