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For Immediate Release

February 28, 2013 Edward Holst, Supervisory Deputy United States Marshal
Middle District of Pennsylvania (570) 346-7277;
USMS Headquarters Public Affairs (202) 307-9065
U.S. Marshals Arrest Elusive Dauphin County Fugitive in York
Also wanted by federal authorities on Counterfeiting-related charges

Harrisburg, PA – United States Marshal Martin J. Pane announced today that the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) arrested 26-year old Deneke L. Williams in York Pennsylvania.

From September of 2006 through December of 2007, Williams was arrested on three (3) occasions in Dauphin County. She was charged by the Harrisburg Bureau of Police with the following offenses:

  • One count of Robbery
  • One count of Carrying Firearms without License
  • One count of Possession of a Firearm with an altered serial number
  • One count of Manufacture/Delivery/Possession of a controlled substance
  • One count of Use/Possession with intent to use drug paraphernalia
  • One count of Receiving Stolen Property

On the three cases, Ms. Williams was released on bail, pending disposition of the charges.

In early 2009, based upon Williams’ failure to appear for court on the various criminal cases, three (3) bench warrants were issued in Dauphin County.

In December of 2008, the United States Secret Service in Harrisburg obtained a federal arrest warrant against Williams. She was charged with Attempting to Pass Counterfeit Currency.

Within the past few days, the Dauphin County District Attorney’s Office requested the assistance of the United States Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force in the Middle District of Pennsylvania (M/PA) to locate and apprehend this multi-jurisdiction fugitive. U.S. Marshals based in Harrisburg developed information which indicated Williams may have fled to the York area.

On February 27, USMS personnel arrested Williams near the intersection of N. West Street and Linden Avenue in York, Pennsylvania. The fugitive was taken into custody without incident. She was turned over to the Dauphin County Prison on the outstanding county warrants. A federal detainer was lodged based upon the counterfeiting-related charge.

United States Marshal Martin J. Pane stated, “One of the U.S. Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force
purposes is to apprehend offenders who jump bond and fail to face their accusers. In this case, it has been four years coming. I am very pleased with the speed in which the fugitive unit apprehended Williams once assistance was requested.”

U.S. Marshals were assisted by personnel from the York City Police Department, York County Sheriff’s Department, Pennsylvania State Police, Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole, Lower Paxton Police Department, and the Dauphin County Adult Probation Office. These agencies are participating members of the USMS M/PA Fugitive Task Force.

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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