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For Immediate Release

July 18, 2013 Mike Baughman, Chief Deputy U.S. Marshal (412) 728-6442
U.S. Marshals Capture One of Western Pennsylvania's Most Wanted Fugitives in Columbia, SC

Pittsburgh, PA - Early this morning, acting on leads provided by the Western PA U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force, U.S. Marshals in Columbia, SC, located and captured Dorian Brentley. Brentley was considered armed and extremely dangerous when U.S. Marshals arrested him with a firearm in his possession.

Brentley, age 48, and whose last known address was on Torrence Street in Pittsburgh, had been evading authorities since May 5, 2009, when a warrant for Aggravated Indecent Assault on a Person Less Than 16 Years of Age was issued. And a second warrant was issued on May 13, 2009, when Brentley failed to appear in Allegheny County Court for trial on charges filed by the Wilkinsburg Police in April 2006 for Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Possession of Narcotics and Narcotic Paraphernalia with Intent to Manufacture or Deliver.

An extensive search for Brentley was conducted with negative results. Brentley was eventually placed on the W/PA Fugitive Task Force’s Most Wanted list.

On July 17, 2013, U.S. Marshal Task Force Officers in Pittsburgh developed information indicating that Brentley may be residing in a boarding house near the Governor’s Mansion in Columbia, SC. A request was sent to the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force in South Carolina for assistance. On July 18, 2013, members of the South Carolina Fugitive Task Force went to 1719 Gadsden Street, Columbia, SC and discovered that Brentley was the manager of the boarding house and lived in a room on the second floor.

Brentley was taken into custody without incident and transported to the Columbia Police Department awaiting extradition back to Allegheny County.

The U.S. Marshals Western PA Fugitive Task Force includes officers from the Pennsylvania State Police, Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole, Allegheny County Sheriffs, Westmoreland County Sheriffs and Pittsburgh Bureau of Police. The Task Force is also supported and aided by the United States Attorney’s Office.

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