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For Immediate Release

January 07, 2011 Deputy Frank Conroy, District of South Carolina
(843) 297-7136
Accused Philadelphia Rapist Arrested by U.S. Marshals, Partnered Agencies

Florence, SC – Tyrone Haynes, 54, was arrested by U.S. Marshals and the Florence County Sheriff’s Office, after almost a year on the run. Haynes is charged by the Commonwealth of Philadelphia with 10 different allegations, which include rape, burglary, sexual assault, and false imprisonment. The charges arise from a January 2010 incident where Haynes allegedly broke into an apartment off of Jackson Street in Philadelphia, then beat and raped the occupant, leaving her in critical condition for several days.

After months of constant and diligent investigation by Philadelphia authorities and the U.S. Marshals in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, they determined Haynes may be frequenting the homeless shelters in the Pamplico area of SC. Upon receipt of this information, Operation Intercept, the U.S. Marshal led fugitive task force in South Carolina, set out to find Haynes, interviewing individuals and surveilling areas Haynes was seen. Ultimately, investigators were able to determine that Haynes was living at a house in the 1800 block of the North Pamplico Highway in Pamplico. Haynes was arrested without incident and transported to the Florence County Jail where he will await extradition back to Philadelphia.

Kelvin Washington, the U.S. Marshal for South Carolina, stated “Mr. Haynes thought that by fleeing to South Carolina, he could outrun his past. Mr. Haynes did not anticipate that the U.S. Marshals would soon be tracking him down, wherever he may be. Hopefully, this arrest can bring some closure to the victims in the case and the healing can begin.”

Established in 1789, the United States Marshals Service is the nation’s oldest federal law enforcement agency. In fiscal 2009, the Marshals arrested more than 36,400 federal fugitives, clearing 39,400 felony warrants.  Marshal’s Service-led task forces like South Carolina’s Operation Intercept arrested 90,800 state and local fugitives, clearing 117,000 felony warrants. Locally, Operation Intercept arrested over 2,500 South Carolina fugitives during that same period. More information about the Marshals and other South Carolina fugitives can be found on the web at


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