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For Immediate Release

Contact:
May 31, 2016 Edward Holst, Supervisory Deputy US Marshal
Middle District of Pennsylvania (570) 499-1201;
USMS Headquarters Public Affairs (202) 307-9065
U.S. Marshals Task Force Arrests Scranton Suspect on Charges of Aggravated Assault
 
Scranton, PA - Today, U.S. Marshal Martin J. Pane announced that the United States Marshals Service (USMS) Fugitive Task Force arrested Gregory Jenkins – a 23-year old man in Scranton, PA.

In May 2016, Scranton Police obtained an arrest warrant charging Jenkins with aggravated assault where it is alleged that he stabbed his victim. The victim was treated and survived his wounds. The U.S. Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force adopted the case to assist in locating and apprehending Jenkins.

Members of the Fugitive Task Force developed information that Jenkins was residing in the Scranton, PA area where he was arrested without incident in the 400 block of North Main Avenue. Jenkins was turned over to local authorities pending judicial proceedings. Jenkins also had outstanding warrants for robbery and simple assault. Also arrested was Gina Viccica – a 24 year old women, for hindering apprehension.

United States Marshal Martin J. Pane stated, “The task force place a high priority on fugitive cases in which the use or threat of violence occurs. By working with our law enforcement partners to ensure violent offenders are brought to justice, communities throughout Pennsylvania become safer and more secure.”

The USMS worked jointly in this investigation with officers from the Scranton Police Department and the Pennsylvania State Police.

Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.

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