Williamsport, PA – Today, U.S. Marshal Martin J. Pane announced
the arrest of Norman Dennis – a 41-year old Drexel Hill man – and Robert
Vettese – 30-year old man formerly of Brookhaven, Pennsylvania.
On March 31, 2019, the Pennsylvania State Police (Montoursville
barracks) investigated an incident during which a pedestrian was struck
with a vehicle and shot at with a handgun in Loyalsock Township,
Lycoming County. As a result of that investigation, troopers obtained
arrest warrants charging Dennis and Vettese with Criminal Attempt
Homicide and lesser included offenses. Attempts to find the two men were
unsuccessful and the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) Fugitive Task Force
was asked to apprehend them.
This morning the fugitive
investigation led the task force to a home in the 500 block of Shadeland
Avenue, Drexel Hill, PA – where Dennis and Vettese were arrested without
incident. The Pennsylvania State Police took custody of both for their
eventual return to Lycoming County.
United States Marshal Martin
J. Pane stated, “Crimes of violence are of the highest priority for the
Fugitive Task Force. The Marshals Service and our partners recognize the
importance of bringing those charged with such crimes to justice. It is
my sincere hope that the arrest of this fugitive brings some sense of
relief to the community.”
The USMS Fugitive Task Force in the
Middle District of Pennsylvania is comprised of 20 state, county and
local police agencies, including: the Pennsylvania State Police, the
Lycoming County Sheriff’s Office and the Williamsport Bureau of Police –
all of whom participated in this investigation.
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