– Today, U.S. Marshal Martin J. Pane announced the arrest of Quiton
Marquel McCleese – a 26-year old man with no known address.
April 17, 2020, at about 10 a.m., the Scranton Police Department
investigated a shooting in the 1000 block of Gibbons Street. Officers
learned that McCleese allegedly fired a handgun during an argument and
then fled in a vehicle. A short time later officers saw the vehicle
driving on Pittston Avenue and attempted to stop it but it escaped from
the area. It was later found abandoned in Dunmore. Detectives obtained
an arrest warrant charging McCleese with aggravated assault, person not
to possess firearms and lesser included offenses. The U.S. Marshals
Service (USMS) Fugitive Task Force was asked to assist with his capture.
Today, at about 6:30 a.m., task force members checked a hotel in
the 3400 block of Erie Boulevard East, Dewitt, New York and arrested
McCleese without incident. He was turned over to the Onondaga County
Justice Center to await extradition to Pennsylvania.
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.”
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