Williamsport, PA – U.S. Marshal Martin J. Pane announced
today that the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) arrested Karrieam Jenkins in
Jenkins was being sought on an arrest warrant, dated July 1, 2011 and signed by
Magisterial District Judge Allen P. Page III in Williamsport, Pennsylvania.
In late June 2011, the Williamsport Bureau of Police conducted an investigation
into the alleged sexual assault of a minor in Williamsport in early April 2011.
As a result, an arrest warrant was issued against Jenkins, charging him with the
- 1 count of Indecent Assault – Person Unconscious
- 1 count of Indecent Assault – Person Less than 16 years
- 1 count of Corruption of Minors – Defendant Age 18 or
- 1 count of Endangering the Welfare of Children
Jenkins fled the Williamsport area prior to the child sex assault
warrant being signed.
Jenkins was also being sought by the Lycoming County Sheriff’s Office on an
arrest warrant dated July 13, 2011. The warrant charged Jenkins with failure to
appear for a court hearing on drug-related charges filed against him by the Old
Lycoming Township Police Department in late May 2011.
In mid July 2011, the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole issued an
arrest warrant against Jenkins, charging him with violation of his state parole.
In January 2006, Jenkins was arrested on various narcotics charges in Lycoming
County. In March 2008, he was convicted and received a 14 to 60 month state
prison sentence. He was released from the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections
in May 2010, and placed on state parole supervision.
On October 19, local authorities requested the assistance of the U.S. Marshals
Service to locate and apprehend Jenkins. This case was adopted by the U.S.
Marshals Service’s Fugitive Task Force in the Middle District of Pennsylvania.
U.S. Marshals based in Williamsport investigated several leads on the possible
whereabouts of Jenkins. On October 24, U.S. Marshals developed information that
the fugitive may be hiding in the State College / Bellefonte area in Centre
During the late evening hours of October 24, U.S. Marshals located and arrested
Jenkins at a house in the 100 block of Faust Circle in Bellefonte. The fugitive
was found hiding in a bathtub in the master bathroom. He was taken into custody
without further incident.
Jenkins, 36 years of age, was lodged in the Lycoming County Prison, pending
future court hearings.
United States Marshal Martin J. Pane stated, “The U.S. Marshals Service is
committed to arresting fugitives charged with serious felony offenses,
especially those wanted for sex crimes against children. By working with our
partners in state and local law enforcement, we will ensure they are ultimately
brought to justice.”
U.S. Marshals were assisted by several agencies that comprise its M/PA Fugitive
Task Force. This included officers from the Lycoming County Sheriff’s Office and
the Penn College Police Department. The Pennsylvania Board of Probation and
Parole also provided support at the arrest scene.
The capture of Jenkins demonstrates the effectiveness of U.S. Marshals Service
personnel in locating and arresting fugitives in a timely fashion. The concept
of all USMS-led fugitive task forces is to seek out and arrest the nation’s most
dangerous and violent offenders.
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