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U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force Arrests New Jersey Murder Suspect in Williamsport

For immediate release

Steven Rowe, Supervisory Deputy U.S. Marshal

Middle District of Pennsylvania
Harrisburg, PA
(717) 648-1580

Williamsport, PA – Today, United States Marshal Martin J. Pane announced the arrest of Abdul Bailey, a 28-year old man formerly of Atlantic City, New Jersey.

On Saturday, May 4, 2013, the Atlantic City Police Department investigated the fatal shooting of a man in the 500 block of North Indiana Avenue. On September 16, 2020, detectives obtained an arrest warrant charging Bailey with that homicide. Attempts to find Bailey in Atlantic City were unsuccessful and the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) Fugitive Task Force was asked to apprehend him.

Today, at about 12:30 p.m., members of the task force arrested Bailey without incident at a home in the 600 block of Elmira Street, Williamsport. He was turned over to Lycoming county officials to await extradition to New Jersey.

United States Marshal Martin J. Pane stated, "Crimes of violence are of the highest priority for the Fugitive Task Force. The Marshals Service and our partners recognize the importance of bringing those charged with such crimes to justice. It is my sincere hope that the arrest of this fugitive brings some sense of closure to the family."

The U.S. Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force in the Middle District of Pennsylvania is comprised of 22 state, county and local police agencies, including: the Williamsport Bureau of Police; the Lycoming County Probation Office; the Lycoming County Sheriff's Office; the Pennsylvania State Police; and, the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole – all of whom participated in this investigation.

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