For Immediate Release
|February 14, 2020||
Robert Clark, Supervisory Deputy Robert Clark
Eastern District of Pennsylvania (215) 783-4548;
U.S. Marshals Office of Public Affairs (703) 740-1699
|U.S. Marshals Arrest International Murder Fugitive in Reading, PA|
Philadelphia, PA – Members of the U.S. Marshal’s Fugitive Task Force arrested Felix Aldencis Peguero Mendez, 61, for homicide and related charges, at approximately 3:30 p.m. on February 13th in the 600 block of East Lancaster Avenue in Reading Pennsylvania. Peguero Mendez was wanted in the Dominican Republic for homicide since February 15, 2012. It is alleged that he shot his wife 6-8 times resulting in her death. A Foreign Fugitive warrant was issued in the United States in February 2013, and Peguero Mendez had been on the run up and down the Northeast United States.
Early on February 13, 2020, U.S. Marshals from Massachusetts, New Jersey, and Eastern Pennsylvania developed information suggesting Peguero Mendez was currently hiding in Reading, PA. Investigation determined he was in an unknown associates home in the 600 block of East Lancaster Avenue. Members of the Eastern Pennsylvania Fugitive Task Force searched the residence and Peguero Mendez was located and arrested without incident. Peguero Mendez is currently being housed in federal custody pending an initial appearance before a U.S. Magistrate Judge where he will formally be charged as a foreign fugitive facing extradition back to the Dominican Republic.
Eric Gartner, U.S. Marshal for the Eastern
District of Pennsylvania, said “patience, persistence, and unfettered
collaboration between our partner agencies has once again proven to be
an unbeatable combination. Special thanks to our Task Force partners
with the Berks County Sheriff’s Office, Pennsylvania State Police, New
Jersey State Police, and Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole in
concluding this long-term effort with the safe apprehension of this
Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.