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For Immediate Release

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June 20, 2017 Ed Holst, Public Information Officer
Middle District of Pennsylvania (570) 499-1201
USMS Office of Public Affairs (703) 740-1699
U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force Arrests Two Homicide Suspects
Scranton, PA - Today, U.S. Marshal Martin Pane announced the arrest of Deshawn Taylor, 19 and George Bermudez, 42, in Scranton and York respectively.

On June 10, 2017, a warrant was issued for Taylor charging him with homicide. Allegedly, on June 9th Taylor shot Keith Kyser multiple times causing his death. Information was developed that Taylor fled Brooklyn and was in the Scranton area.

The U.S. Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force was asked to locate Taylor. It was learned that Taylor had recently been placed on probation in Lackawanna County for a December 2016 retail theft conviction. Working with Lackawanna County Adult Probation, Taylor was arrested without incident by the U.S. Marshal Service Task Force at the Probation Office. Taylor was turned over to the Scranton Police Department for further court proceedings.

In December, 2016, the Northern York Area Regional Police Department responded to a residence for a female who was not breathing. The Responding Officer administered first aid and requested an ambulance. The female was transported to the hospital where she later died. Autopsy results revealed the victim had died from a drug overdose. It was determined by the investigating officer that Bermudez was suspected of supplying the drugs to the victim and on May 29, 2017 Bermudez was charged with a Drug Delivery Resulting in Death.

On June 20, 2017, U.S. Marshal Service Fugitive Task Force Officers from York developed information that Bermudez was at an Econo Lodge Hotel in York. The Fugitive Task Force proceeded to the Econo Lodge at 222 Arsenal Road and arrested Bermudez without incident. He was then transported to the the York County Central Booking Center for processing.

United States Marshal Pane stated, “Along with our law enforcement partners, it’s the Marshals Service’s duty to ensure those charged with serious crimes have their day in court. It is my sincere hope that the families of these victims will find some measure of comfort knowing the suspects in these cases will face justice.”

The USMS Fugitive Task Force in the Middle District of Pennsylvania is comprised of 20 state, county and local police agencies; including the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole, the Pennsylvania State Police, Scranton Police Department and the York City Police Department – all of whom participated in these investigations.

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

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