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For Immediate Release

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February 28, 2020

Steve Rowe, Supervisory Deputy U.S. Marshal
Middle District of Pennsylvania (717) 648-1580;

U.S. Marshals Office of Public Affairs (703) 740-1699
U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force Arrests Domestic Assault Suspect in Wilkes-Barre

Scranton, PA – Today, U.S. Marshal Martin J. Pane announced the arrest of Janssen Kenner – a 27-year old Passaic, New Jersey man.

In December of 2019, police in Passaic, New Jersey investigated a series of domestic assaults in which Kenner allegedly threatened another person with a handgun. As a result of their investigation, officers obtained an arrest warrant charging Jenner with Aggravated Assault, Terroristic Threats and lesser included offenses. Attempts to find him in the Passaic area were unsuccessful and the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) Fugitive Task Force adopted the fugitive investigation.

Today at about 8 a.m., the fugitive investigation led task force members to a home in the first block of Loomis Street in Wilkes-Barre; where Kenner was arrested after found hiding in a closet. He was turned over to Luzerne County authorities to await extradition to New Jersey.

United States Marshal Martin J. Pane stated, “The U.S. Marshals Service and its task force partners recognize the importance of cooperation between federal, state and local police agencies – especially when searching for fugitives wanted for violent crimes. It is my sincere hope that the arrest of this fugitive brings some sense of relief to the victim.”

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; the Wilkes-Barre Police Department; the Kingston Police Department; the Bradford County Sheriff’s Office; and, the Scranton Police Department - all of whom participated in this investigation.

Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.

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