– Today, U.S. Marshal Martin J. Pane announced the arrest of Ronald Kent
– a 42-year old Wilkes-Barre man.
On February 18, 2020, the
Kingston Police Department investigated a shooting near Reese Park which
resulted in the non-fatal wounding of a victim. As a result of their
investigations, detectives obtained an arrest warrant charging Kent with
aggravated assault, firearms charges and lesser included offenses.
Later, the fugitive investigation was adopted by the U.S. Marshals
Service (USMS) Fugitive Task Force.
Today, at about 9 a.m., task
force members checked a home in the first block of Darling Street,
Wilkes-Barre and arrested Kent after he tried to conceal himself under a
kitchen sink. He was turned over to the Kingston Police Department for
arraignment and processing.
United States Marshal Martin J. Pane
stated, “We place a high priority on fugitive cases in which the use of
violence against victims occurs. By working with our law enforcement
partners to ensure violent offenders are brought to justice, communities
throughout Pennsylvania become safer and more secure.”
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
First Federal Law Enforcement Agency