Williamsport, PA – United States Marshal
Martin J. Pane announced today that the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) arrested
Jeremiah Lynn Styers in Williamsport, Pennsylvania.
Styers was sought on an arrest warrant, dated November 2, 2011 and signed by
Magisterial District Judge James H. Sortman in Williamsport, Pennsylvania.
On November 1, 2011, the Pennsylvania State Police conducted an investigation
into the alleged sexual assault of a 14-year old female in Jackson, Township,
Lycoming County. The sexual assaults occurred in late August through September
2011. As a result, an arrest warrant was issued against Styers, charging him
with the following offenses:
- 1 count of Statutory Sexual Assault
- 1 count of Indecent Assault – Person Less
than 16 years of Age
- 1 count of Corruption of Minors – Defendant
Age 18 or Above
On November 14, 2011, the Pennsylvania Board of
Probation and Parole issued an arrest warrant against Styers, charging him with
violation of his state parole. In June 2011, Styers was paroled from the
Pennsylvania Department of Corrections, where he had been serving a state prison
On November 25, state parole authorities requested the assistance of the U.S.
Marshals Service to locate and apprehend Styers. This case was adopted by the
U.S. Marshals Service’s Fugitive Task Force in the Middle District of
U.S. Marshals based in Williamsport developed leads on the possible whereabouts
of Styers in Lycoming County.
On Sunday, December 4 at approximately 10:30PM, U.S. Marshals located and
apprehended Styers at an apartment in the 700 block of West Fourth Street in
Williamsport. He was taken into custody without incident.
Styers, 25 years of age, was lodged in the Lycoming County Prison, pending court
hearings on the rape-related charges.
United States Marshal Martin J. Pane stated, “The U.S. Marshals Service takes an
aggressive, deliberate approach in locating and arresting fugitives charged with
serious felony offenses, especially those wanted for sex crimes against
children. The quick capture of Styers reflects the seriousness taken by U.S.
Marshals to ensure these type offenders are 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 and Duboistown Police Department also provided assistance and support
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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