Albany, NY – Members of the U.S. Marshal’s New York/New Jersey Regional Fugitive Task Force (NY/NJ RFTF) – Binghamton Division arrested on Nov. 21 a woman who was wanted by the U.S. Marshals in Albany on an arrest warrant for escaping from federal custody.
Jade Pittsley was under the supervision of the Federal Bureau of Prisons and was afforded an opportunity to complete the final portion of her sentence at a halfway house in Albany to assist in her reentry to the community. The BOP reported on Nov. 16 that Pittsley failed to return to the facility and was subsequently placed in an escape status.
On Nov. 17, U.S. Marshals in Albany obtained an arrest warrant, charging Pittsley with escape from federal custody.
On Nov. 21, investigators developed information that Pittsley was in the Binghamton area, and task force members from the Binghamton Division immediately began an intense investigation. While conducting surveillance operations in Johnson City, investigators observed Pittsley leaving a retail store and, as she attempted to get into a nearby vehicle, task force members took her into custody.
During the arrest, more than 40 grams of methamphetamines were found in her possession. Pittsley was transported to the Broome County Sheriff’s Office and charged with felony narcotics possession.
“We are incredibly thankful to members of the community and our partners across law enforcement who assisted us in capturing a federal escapee,” said David McNulty, U.S. Marshal for the Northern District of New York.
The NY/NJ RFTF – Binghamton Division is composed of several different agencies, to include the Binghamton Police Department, Broome County Sheriff’s Office, New York State Police, New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision, and the U.S. Marshals Service.