Scranton, PA – Today, United States Marshal Martin J. Pane
announced the arrest of Yaasiyn Brown, a 27-year old Philadelphia man.
On April 14, 2020, the Philadelphia Police Department investigated
the fatal shooting of a man in the 700 block of East Locust Avenue.
Based on their investigation, detectives obtained an arrest warrant
charging Brown with Murder and lesser included offenses. Attempts to
find Brown in Philadelphia were unsuccessful and the U.S. Marshals
Service (USMS) Fugitive Task Force was asked to apprehend him.
Today, at about 2 p.m., members of the USMS task force arrested Brown
without incident at a home in the first block of Raspberry Hill Road,
Shamokin, Northumberland County. He was turned over to Northumberland
county officials to await extradition to Philadelphia.
States Marshal Martin J. Pane stated, “Crimes of violence are of the
highest priority for the Fugitive Task Force. The Marshals Service and
our partners recognize the importance of bringing those charged with
such crimes to justice. It is my sincere hope that the arrest of this
fugitive brings some sense of relief to the community.”
Fugitive Task Force in the Middle District of Pennsylvania is comprised
of 22 state, county and local police agencies, including: the
Williamsport Bureau of Police; the Lycoming County Probation Office; the
Lycoming County Sheriff’s Office; the Pennsylvania State Police; and,
the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole – all of whom
participated in this investigation.
Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found
First Federal Law Enforcement Agency