Scranton, PA – Today, U.S. Marshal Martin J. Pane announced the
arrest of Sakirn Oluwafemi – a 16-year old man with past addresses in
Scranton and Gettysburg.
On April 25, 2020, the Scranton Police
Department investigated a shooting in the 1100 block of Cornell Street.
As a result of their investigation detectives obtained an arrest warrant
charging Oluwafemi as an adult and for the crime of Aggravated Assault
with a deadly weapon. The case was adopted by the U.S. Marshals Service
(USMS) Fugitive Task Force.
Today, at about 4:45 a.m., task
force members visited a home in the 400 block of Railroad Avenue,
Scranton as part of the investigation to apprehend Oluwafemi. When
officers knocked on the front door, Oluwafemi jumped from a ground floor
window in an attempt to escape but was taken into custody. He was turned
over to the Scranton Police Department for processing.
States Marshal Martin J. Pane stated, “We place a high priority on
fugitive cases in which the use of violence against victims occurs. It’s
important to ensure these victims have the ability to face the accused.
I commend these fugitive hunters on a safe apprehension in bringing Mr.
Oluwafemi to 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; the
Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole; the Scranton Police
Department; the Wilkes-Barre Police Department; the Bradford County
Sheriff’s Office, and the Kingston 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