Scranton, PA – Today, United States Marshal Martin J.
Pane announced the arrest of Tyquan J. Smith, a 28-year-old man with
past addresses in Wilkes-Barre and Brooklyn, New York.
10, 2021, officers from the Wilkes-Barre Police Department investigated
the stabbing and serious wounding of a person on North Empire Court. As
a result of their investigation, detectives later obtained an arrest
warrant charging Smith with Aggravated Assault and lesser included
offenses. Attempts to find Smith were unsuccessful and the U.S. Marshals
Service (USMS) Fugitive Task Force was asked to apprehend him.
The Fugitive Task Force pursued leads in New York, Georgia, and
Pennsylvania until today when, at about 1:30 p.m., they checked a
location in the 1000 block of Security Road in Hagerstown, Maryland, and
arrested Smith without incident. He was turned over to Maryland
officials to await extradition to Pennsylvania.
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.”
Fugitive Task Force in the Middle District of Pennsylvania is comprised
of 21 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 fugitive investigation.
Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found
First Federal Law Enforcement Agency