Scranton, PA – Today, U.S. Marshal Martin J. Pane announced
that the United States Marshals Service New York/New Jersey Regional
Fugitive Task Force arrested Blair Dawn Hart, 31 years old, of Scranton.
In January 2018, Scranton Police responded to an incident at Nichols
Pizza on Washington Avenue. The responding officer found that a woman
had been struck in the face with a bottle and her cellphone was stolen,
however the perpetrator had fled. The investigation identified Blair
Dawn Hart as the suspect and a warrant was issued charging her with
aggravated assault, simple assault and robbery. The U.S. Marshals
Service Fugitive Task Force was requested to assist in apprehending her.
This morning, members of the NY/NJ Fugitive Task Force arrested Hart
at a residence in East Orange, NJ. Hart will be held at the Essex County
Jail while awaiting extradition by the Scranton Police Department.
United States Marshal Martin J. Pane stated, “We are committed to
ensuring violent offenders are brought to justice and it is my sincere
belief that doing so makes our communities safer.”
Fugitive Task Force in the Middle District of Pennsylvania is comprised
of 20 state, county and local police agencies - including the Scranton
Police Department, which works with the USMS every day.
Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found
First Federal Law Enforcement Agency