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For Immediate Release

Contact:
August 17, 2021 Steve Rowe, Supervisory Deputy United States 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 Fugitive Wanted for Scranton Shootings

Scranton, PA – Today, United States Marshal Martin J. Pane announced the arrest of Jonathan Rohan Diaz, an 18-year-old Scranton man.

On August 2, 2021, at about 11:30 p.m., the Scranton Police Department investigated a shooting in the 1000 block of Pear Street, which resulted in serious injury to a person. As a result of their investigation, detectives obtained an arrest warrant charging Diaz with Aggravated Assault and lesser included offenses. Attempts to find Diaz 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 fugitive task force checked a home in the 1300 block of Jackson Street in Scranton and arrested Diaz without incident. He was turned over to Scranton Police Department for processing and arraignment.

United States Marshal Pane stated, “It’s the Marshals Services’ duty to ensure that those charged with serious crimes have their day in court. It is my sincere hope that the affected communities will find some measure of comfort knowing this 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 Kingston Township 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 at http://www.usmarshals.gov.

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