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License Plate Recovered in Philadelphia from Blair County Escapee

For immediate release

Robert Clark, Supervisory Deputy U.S. Marshal

Eastern District of Pennsylvania
(215) 783-4548

UPDATE: Isaiah Tilghman was Apprehended on March 22, 2024, in Philadelphia

Philadelphia, PA — The U.S. Marshals Eastern Pennsylvania Violent Crime Fugitive Task Force today recovered a license plate that was previously on a vehicle believed to be stolen by a man who escaped Blair County Prison Dec. 3.

Isaiah Robert Tilghman, 33, was incarcerated on narcotics charges and Pennsylvania State Parole violations when he escaped.

At 1:30 today, members of the fugitive task force in Philadelphia recovered Pennsylvania License plate ZNR-9945 in the 3500 block of Belgrade street. The tag was on a red Ford F-150 (pictured below) similar to the red 2011 Ford F-150 stolen by Tilghman in Blair County. PA tag ZKA-1062 was taken from the Ford-150 on Belgrade street, and investigators presume that Tilghman had switched the plates on or around the morning of Dec. 5.    

Tilghman is a Black man, standing 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighing approximately 160 pounds.  He has brown eyes and black hair and multiple tattoos on both arms. His last known address was in the 6200 block of Dickens Avenue in Philadelphia.

“This fugitive task force in now working two simultaneous escape investigations,” said Supervisory Deputy U.S. Marshal Robert Clark. “We continue to ask the public for any tips relating to Gino Hagenkotter and Isaiah Tilghman.”   

Hagenkotter escaped Nov. 30 from Philadelphia’s Riverside Correctional Facility where he was incarcerated on low level crimes.

Tips can be called into the U.S. Marshals Philadelphia Tipline at 1-866-865-TIPS (8477) or submitted via the USMS Tips App.

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.

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