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For Immediate Release

July 12, 2016 Ed Holst, Public Information Officer
Middle District of Pennsylvania (570) 499-1201;
USMS Office of Public Affairs (202) 307-9065
U.S. Marshals Task Force Arrests Megan's Law Violator
Scranton, PA - Today, United States Marshal Martin J. Pane announced the arrest of Jonathan Connor, 34, in Columbia Cross Roads, Pa.

On March 29, 2016, the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole obtained an arrest warrant charging Connor with violating his parole by leaving a community correction center in Harrisburg without authorization. On May 17, 2016, the Pennsylvania State Police also issued an arrest warrant charging Connor with violation of the Megan’s Law for failure to register. Connor was convicted in 2012 of unlawful contact with a minor which required him to register under Megan’s Law.

The investigation revealed that Connor had fled to the Columbia Cross Roads area. Deputy Marshals and fugitive task force officers located and arrested Connor at a residence on Lookout Road. Also located inside the residence was Tahmir Hammond who was wanted by the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole for violating his parole. Both were arrested and lodged at the Bradford County Jail.

United States Marshal Martin J. Pane stated, “As the lead federal agency responsible for the arrest of non-compliant sex offenders, we’re committed to investigating Megan’s Law violators and Adam Walsh Act fugitive cases and bringing those violators to justice.”

The USMS worked jointly in this investigation with personnel from the Pennsylvania State Police, Scranton Police Department, Bradford County Sheriff’s Office and the Sayre Borough Police Department.

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