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For Immediate Release

July 14, 2009 Michael R. Regan, United States Marshal
Middle District of Pennsylvania (717) 221-2213;
USMS Headquarters Public Affairs (202) 307-9065
U.S. Marshals Instrumental in Local's Arrest in Israel

Harrisburg, PA –  U.S. Marshal Michael R. Regan announced today the arrest of Micky Louis Mayon, who was being sought by local authorities in Dauphin County for his alleged role in a criminal incident in April 2007. This case captured a significant amount of media attention, to include the television program America’s Most Wanted.

Mayon was being sought on two arrest warrants signed by Magisterial District Judge Steven M. Semic in Harrisburg.

On April 2, 2007, the Steelton Police Department responded to the 700 block of South Front Street on the report of gunshots. Micky Mayon was arrested by the Steelton authorities, charged with reckless endangerment and related offenses. Further investigation led to the Steelton Police obtaining an arrest warrant against Mayon on October 31, 2007. He was charged with the possession, use, or sale of a firearm.

On May 6, 2008, Magistrate District Judge Semic signed a second arrest warrant, charging Mayon with Flight to Avoid Apprehension.

On November 3, 2008, the Steelton Police Department requested the assistance of the U.S. Marshals Service. The fugitive case against Mayon was adopted as part of the U.S. Marshals Service’s Fugitive Task Force in the Middle District of Pennsylvania.

Working closely with the Steelton Police, U.S. Marshals confirmed information that Mayon had departed the United States in late 2007. U.S. Marshals determined Mayon, an American citizen, had possession of a U.S. passport.

During the early morning hours of July 13, U.S. Marshals confirmed that Mayon had been located, identified and arrested by law enforcement officials in Tel Aviv, Israel. The arrest was the result of a collaborative effort between the U.S. Marshals and authorities with the Israeli Ministry of Interior’s Oz Unit and the Regional Security Office of the Diplomatic Security Service, U.S. Department of State. Mayon, 32 years of age, is being held by Israeli authorities pending further proceedings.

The United States Marshals Service is the primary agency responsible for locating and apprehending fugitives who are wanted in the United States and who have fled to foreign countries to avoid prosecution or incarceration.

“The search for Mayon came to a successful conclusion today with the actions in Israel,” said United States Marshal Michael R. Regan. “Locating and identifying Mayon in a foreign country sends a strong message that you can run, but you cannot hide. Even though Mayon had fled the country, U.S. Marshals and the Steelton Police Department did not stop in their pursuit of justice.”

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