Fugitive for Murder Near Widener University Caught by U.S. Marshals
For Immediate Release
Robert Clark, Supervisory Deputy U.S. Marshal
Philadelphia, PA – Members of the U.S. Marshal’s Fugitive Task Force arrested Jihad Perry, 43, for criminal homicide and Pennsylvania State Parole violations, at approximately 11:30 a.m. in New Castle County Delaware on May 16th. The arrest was made in relation to a shooting which occurred May 5th, 2022, in the 1100 block of Hyatt Street in Chester Pennsylvania. The victim, Robert Dungee, was found a few blocks away on the campus of Widener University. After a thorough investigation by members of the Chester City Police Department and the Delaware County Criminal Investigations Division, a warrant was issued for Perry on May 6th, 2022. The case was immediately referred to members of the Eastern Pennsylvania U.S. Marshal's Violent Crime Fugitive Task Force located in Philadelphia.
Members of the Marshals Fugitive Task Force received information Perry may be visiting a family member in Delaware. A search warrant was then obtained for a property in the unit block of Glenrock Drive in Claymont Delaware. With the assistance from Federal Marshals in the District of Delaware as well as the New Castle County SWAT team, Perry was apprehended without incident. Perry was transported to the New Castle County jail for processing and was charged as a "Fugitive of Justice". He currently awaits extradition back to Pennsylvania. U.S. Marshal for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania stated, "The exceptional cooperation between the U.S. Marshals Service and our partner law enforcement agencies resulted once again in the safe apprehension of a violent fugitive who posed a clear danger to the good citizens of Chester."
This fugitive investigation was a joint effort by the U.S. Marshals Eastern Pennsylvania Fugitive Task Force, the First State Fugitive Task Force in Delaware, Chester City Police Department, Delaware County CID, Pennsylvania State Parole, and the New Castle County SWAT team.
The Eastern Pennsylvania Violent Crimes Fugitive Task Force is a team of law enforcement officers led by U.S. Marshals in Philadelphia and the surrounding counties. The task force's objective is to seek out and arrest violent crime fugitives. Membership agencies include the Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania State Parole Officers, Pennsylvania State Police, Pennsylvania Attorney General Agents, Chester Police Department, and Bucks County Sheriffs.
Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at https://www.usmarshals.gov.
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