Scranton, PA – Today, United States Marshal Martin J. Pane
announced the arrest of Jeremy John Gittens, a 36-year old Kingston man.
On March 4, 2020, the Wilkes-Barre Police Department
investigated a shooting in the first block of Covell Street in which two
victims were struck and one died. As a resultof the investigation,
detectives obtained an arrest warrant charging Gittens with Criminal
Homicide and lesser included offenses. Attempts to find Gittens in
Wilkes-Barre were unsuccessful and the case was adopted by the U.S.
Marshals Service (USMS) FugitiveTask Force.
Today, at about 6
a.m., members of the task force checked a home in the first block of
101st Avenue, Queens, New York and arrested Gittens without incident. He
was turned over to the New York Police Department Central Booking Unit
to await extraditionto Pennsylvania.
United States 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
thevictim’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;
thePennsylvania 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
First Federal Law Enforcement Agency