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For Immediate Release

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July 23, 2021 Steve Rowe, Supervisory Deputy U.S. Marshal
Middle District of Pennsylvania (717) 648-1580;
U.S. Marshals Office of Public Affairs (703) 740-1699
U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force Arrests Accused Sex Offender
After More Than 17 Years on the Run

Harrisburg, PA – Today, United States Marshal Martin J. Pane announced the arrest of Timothy Harmon, a 53-year old man formerly of Harrisburg.

On October 14, 2003, the Harrisburg Bureau of Police obtained an arrest warrant charging Harmon with Aggravated Indecent Assault of a Child, and other offenses, after he allegedly assaulted a minor victim. At that time, Harmon was supervised by the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole for a drug distribution conviction. Based on the allegations, Probation and Parole moved to revoke Harmon’s parole. Harmon could not be found, and a parole warrant was issued.

On February 2, 2009, the Harrisburg Bureau of Police obtained an additional arrest warrant for Harmon after identifying a second minor victim. The warrant charged Harmon with Rape of a Child Less than 13 Years of Age and lesser included offenses. This rape allegedly occurred in the early 2000s while Harmon lived in Harrisburg.

Attempts to find Harmon were unsuccessful and the case was adopted by the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) Fugitive Task Force. The task force pursued leads in Pennsylvania, California, South Carolina, Florida, and Georgia.

Today at about 9 a.m., members of the task force checked a home in the 900 block of Maynard Street in Macon, Georgia and arrested Harmon without incident. He was turned over to the Bibb County Jail to await extradition to Pennsylvania.

U.S. Marshal Martin Pane said, “The U.S. Marshals Service gives fugitive cases involving the sexual assault on children our utmost attention. It is my sincere hope that the victims and their family members will find comfort knowing that this alleged attacker will face justice.”

The USMS Fugitive Task Force in the Middle District of Pennsylvania is comprised of 22 state, county, and local police agencies, including: the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole/Department of Corrections Fugitive Apprehension Search Team – a key partner in the day-to-day operation of the task force and this case in particular.

Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.

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