Harrisburg, PA – Today, United States Marshal Martin J. Pane
announced the arrest of Marvin Lamier Butler, a 29-year old York man.
On October 25, 2019, the York City Police Department investigated a
fatal shooting in the400 block of West King Street. As a result of that
investigation, detectives obtained an arrest warrant charging Butler
with Criminal Homicide and lesser included offenses. At the time of the
shooting, Butler was wanted by the Springettsbury Township Police
Department for the alleged sale of cocaine. Attempts to find Butler in
York were unsuccessful and the fugitive case was adopted by the U.S.
Marshals Service (USMS) Fugitive Task Force.
On March 30, 2020,
a woman in Charlotte, North Carolina alleged that she escaped from
Butler after he held her against her will, assaulted her and threatened
her with a handgun. Butler escaped from the scene of that incident
before police officers arrived.
Today at about 2:30 p.m.,
members of the task force checked the 1500 block of Noble Avenue in the
Bronx and arrested Butler without incident. He awaits extradition to
U.S. Marshal Martin Pane said, “The U.S. Marshals
Service recognizes the importance of bringing those charged with
multiple violent crimes to justice as quickly as possible. We give these
type of cases our utmost attention. It is my hope that the victim and
family members will find comfort knowing the alleged attacker is now in
The USMS Fugitive Task Force in the Middle District of
Pennsylvania is comprised of 20 state, county and local police agencies,
including: the York City Police Department; the Pennsylvania State
Police; the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole; the York County
Sheriff’s Office; the York County District Attorney’s Office; the
Northern York County Regional Police Department; and, the Spring Garden
Township Police Department - all of whom participated in this arrest.
Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found
First Federal Law Enforcement Agency