Scranton, PA – Today, United States Marshal Martin J. Pane
announced the arrest of Wayne White, a 48-year old Wilkes-Barre man.
On August 27, 2020, the Plymouth Borough Police Department
investigated the shooting and wounding of a person in the first block of
Jeanette Street. As a result of that investigation, officers obtained an
arrest warrant charging White with Criminal Attempt Homicide and lesser
included offenses. Attempts to find White in Luzerne County were
unsuccessful and the case was adopted by the U.S. Marshals Service
(USMS) Fugitive Task Force.
Today, at about noon, members of the
task force checked a home in the 800 block of North Lex Street,
Philadelphia and arrested White without incident. He was transported
back to Luzerne County by the Task Force and turned over to the Plymouth
Borough Police Department.
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 will find some measure of comfort knowing the suspect will face
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 Parole Board;
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