– Today, U.S. Marshal Martin J. Pane announced the arrest of Damel
Latiek Wright – a 21-year old Scranton man.
On April 4, 2020, the
Wilkes-Barre Police Department investigated the non-fatal shooting of a
victim in the 200 block of Mclean Street. As a result of their
investigation, detectives obtained an arrest warrant charging Wright
with aggravated assault and lesser included offenses. Later, the
fugitive investigation was adopted by the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS)
Fugitive Task Force.
Today, at about 6:30 p.m., task force
members checked a home in the 500 block of Mary Street, Scranton and
arrested Wright without incident. He was turned over to the Wilkes-Barre
Police Department for arraignment and processing.
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
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
First Federal Law Enforcement Agency