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For Immediate Release

Contact:
December 02, 2021 Steve Rowe, Supervisory Deputy United States Marshal
Middle District of Pennsylvania (717) 221-2212;
U.S. Marshals Office of Public Affairs (703) 740-1699
Fugitive Wanted for Assault on Law Enforcement Officers Arrested

Harrisburg, PA – Today, United States Marshal Martin J. Pane announced the arrest of Skylor Fickes, a 30-year-old man with no fixed address. Fickes was sought for:

  • A September 29, 2021, burglary charge obtained by the Pennsylvania State Police – Carlisle barracks.

  • A November 6, 2021, failure to appear warrant issued by the Cumberland County court after Fickes failed to answer to charges of dealing with the proceeds of unlawful activities.

  • A November 12, 2021, warrant obtained by the Northern York County Regional Police Department for Fickes’ role in a “chop-shop” auto theft operation.

On November 24, 2021, at about 5 p.m., the Hampden Township Police Department investigated a reported sighting of Fickes at a business in the 4000 block of Market Street, Camp Hill. When confronted, Fickes allegedly assaulted the officers trying to arrest him, took one of the officer’s tasers, and fired it - striking two officers. He escaped from the business in a vehicle. Fickes was subsequently charged with aggravated assault on law enforcement officers and lesser included offenses.

Attempts to find Fickes were unsuccessful, and the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) Fugitive Task Force was asked to apprehend him. Yesterday at about 8:30 p.m., officers with the Carroll Township Police Department discovered a vehicle associated with Fickes parked at a hotel on Route 15 in Dillsburg. Officers from the Carroll Township, Upper Allen Township, and Hampden Township police departments surrounded the hotel while members of the Fugitive Task Force checked rooms for Fickes. Fickes fled from a room and ran from the hotel. Officers gave chase and stopped him after a brief struggle. Hampden Township Police Department took custody of Fickes for booking and arraignment.

U.S. Marshal Martin Pane said, “The U.S. Marshals Service recognizes the importance of working with state and local police agencies to bring those charged with serious crimes to justice as quickly as possible. In this way the Marshals Service contributes to the overall public safety of our communities.”

The USMS Fugitive Task Force in the Middle District of Pennsylvania is comprised of 21 state, county, and local police agencies throughout the district’s 33 counties.

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

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