Scranton, PA – Today, United States Marshal Martin J. Pane
announced the arrest of Harrith Saleem Brown, a 23-year old man with
past addresses in Fredericksburg, Virginia.
On December 4, 2019,
the Pennsylvania State Police investigated a homicide in 1700 block of
Silver Maple Road, Chestnuthill Township, Monroe County. Troopers
determined that the victim was shot and killed during a robbery. On
December 17, 2019, troopers obtained an arrest warrant charging Brown
with Criminal Homicide, Robbery and lesser included offenses. Attempts
to find Burkett were unsuccessful and the case was adopted into the U.S.
Marshals Service (USMS) Fugitive Task Force.
Today, at about
2:25 p.m., members of the task force checked a home in the 400 block of
East 136th Street in the Bronx, New York and arrested Brown as he tried
to flee. He was turned over to the New York Police Department Central
Booking Unit to await extradition to Pennsylvania.
Marshal Pane stated, “It’s the Marshals Services’ duty to ensure that
those charged with violent crimes have their day in court. It is my
sincere hope that the victim’s family will find some measure of comfort
knowing the suspect 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 State
Police; the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole; and the Scranton
Police Department – all of whom participated in this investigation. The
USMS New York/New Jersey Regional Fugitive Task Force played an integral
part in this arrest.
Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found
First Federal Law Enforcement Agency