Scranton, PA – Today, United States Marshal Martin J. Pane announced the arrest of Harrith Saleem Brown, a 23-year old man with past addresses in Fredericksburg, Virginia.
On December 4, 2019, the Pennsylvania State Police investigated a homicide in 1700 block of Silver Maple Road, Chestnuthill Township, Monroe County. Troopers determined that the victim was shot and killed during a robbery. On December 17, 2019, troopers obtained an arrest warrant charging Brown with Criminal Homicide, Robbery and lesser included offenses. Attempts to find Burkett were unsuccessful and the case was adopted into the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) Fugitive Task Force.
Today, at about 2:25 p.m., members of the task force checked a home in the 400 block of East 136th Street in the Bronx, New York and arrested Brown as he tried to flee. He was turned over to the New York Police Department Central Booking Unit to await extradition to Pennsylvania.
United States Marshal Pane stated, "It's the Marshals Services' duty to ensure that those charged with violent crimes have their day in court. It is my sincere hope that the victim's family will find some measure of comfort knowing the suspect will face justice."
The U.S. Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force in the Middle District of Pennsylvania is comprised of 20 state, county and local police agencies, including: the Pennsylvania State Police; the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole; and the Scranton Police Department – all of whom participated in this investigation. The U.S. Marshals Service New York/New Jersey Regional Fugitive Task Force played an integral part in this arrest.