Harrisburg, PA – Today, United
States Marshal Martin J. Pane announced the arrest of Rashad Jamal
Matthews, a 30-year old man with no fixed address.
On August 29,
2019, the Savannah (Georgia) Police Department investigated a
home-invasion in which a woman was sexually assaulted. On November 1st,
detectives obtained an arrest warrant charging Matthews with Aggravated
Sodomy, Rape, Aggravated Assault, and Home Invasion. Attempts to find
Matthews in Savannah were unsuccessful and the U.S. Marshals Service
(USMS) Fugitive Task Force was asked to apprehend him.
at about 9 a.m., the fugitive investigation led the task force to a home
in the first block of Tate Way, York, Pennsylvania – where Matthews was
arrested without incident. He was turned over to the York County
Sheriff’s Office Central Booking Unit to await extradition to Georgia.
U.S. Marshal Martin Pane said, “The U.S. Marshals Service
recognizes the importance of bringing those charged with serious sex
crimes to justice as quickly as possible. We give these type of cases
our utmost attention. It is my hope that the victim and community will
find comfort knowing the alleged attacker is now in custody.”
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 Pennsylvania Board of Probation and
Parole; the York City Police Department; the York County Sheriff’s
Department; and the York County District Attorney’s Office – all of whom
participated in this investigation.
Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found
First Federal Law Enforcement Agency