Scranton, PA – Today, United States Marshal Martin J. Pane
announced the arrest of Jahquell Carter, a 24-year old man from Jersey
City, New Jersey.
On July 6 2020, the Jersey City Police
Department investigated a shooting in the first block of Rutgers Avenue
in which a 16-year old was shot and killed. As a result of their
investigation, detectives obtained an arrest warrant charging Carter
with Conspiracy to Commit Murder and lesser included offenses. Attempts
to find Carter in Jersey City were unsuccessful and the case was adopted
by the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) Fugitive Task Force.
at about 6 a.m., members of the task force checked a home in the first
block of East Shawnee Street, Plymouth, Luzerne County and arrested
Carter after he tried to hide in an attic. No one was injured in the
arrest. Carter was turned over to the Plymouth Police Department for
arraignment and booking.
United States Marshal Pane stated,
“It’s the Marshals Services’ duty to ensure that those charged with
violent crimes have their day in court. It is my sincere hope that the
victim’s family will find some measure of comfort knowing the suspect
will face 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 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