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For Immediate Release

April 26, 2018 Edward Holst, Public Information Officer
Middle District of Pennsylvania (570) 499-1201;
U.S. Marshals Office of Public Affairs (703) 740-1699
Virginia Homicide Suspect Arrested by U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force in Wilkes-Barre
Scranton, PA - Today, U.S. Marshal Martin J. Pane announced that the arrest of Sharif Gabriel Colon, 18, in Wilkes-Barre, PA.

On April 22, 2018, the Virginia Beach (VA) Police Department obtained an arrest warrant charging Colon with murder for his involvement in the incident that occurred in April of 2018. USMS in Virginia began looking for the fugitive and developed information that he had fled to the Wilkes-Barre area. USMS Virginia asked their counterparts out of Scranton, PA to assist in locating and arresting Colon.

Today, the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) and its task force partners located Colon and arrested him without incident after his surrender at a residence on Hanover Street in Wilkes-Barre. Colon was turned over to local authorities. He awaits criminal proceedings and extradition back to Virginia.

United States Marshal Pane stated, “Along with our law enforcement partners, it’s the Marshals Service’s duty to ensure that those charged with serious crimes have their day in court. Our community will not be a safe haven for fugitives charged with such violent offenses. It is my sincere hope that the victim’s family will find some measure of comfort knowing the suspect will face justice.”

During this fugitive investigation, the USMS worked jointly with members from the Wilkes-Barre Police Department, Scranton Police Department, Pennsylvania State Police and Dallas Township Police Department.

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