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For Immediate Release

Steven Rowe, Supervisory Deputy U.S. Marshal

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

U.S. Marshals Office of Public Affairs (703) 740-1699

U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force Arrests Parole Absconder Convicted in Death of Harrisburg Firefighter

Harrisburg, PA – Today, United States Marshal Martin J. Pane announced the arrest of Khanyae Kendall; a 23-year-old woman wanted for absconding from Pennsylvania state parole supervision.

In 2018, Kendall pled guilty to homicide by vehicle for a 2017 vehicle accident that killed a Harrisburg firefighter responding to a house fire and was sentenced to 5-to-12 years in state prison. On March 10, 2022, she was released under the supervision of the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole. On March 16th, she removed her electronic ankle monitor and fled. A warrant was issued for her arrest and the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) Fugitive Task Force was asked to apprehend her.

This morning at about 8:30 a.m., members of the fugitive task force arrested Kendall without incident in the 17000 block of King James Way, Gaithersburg, Maryland. She was turned over to Montgomery County authorities pending extradition to Pennsylvania.

United States Marshal Pane stated, "It's the Marshals Services’ duty to help ensure that those convicted of serious crimes are held fully accountable. It is my sincere hope that the citizens of Harrisburg will find some measure of comfort knowing Kendall is back in custody."

The U.S. Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force in the Middle District of Pennsylvania is comprised of 22 state, county, and local police agencies throughout the district's 33 counties, including: the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections Fugitive Apprehension Search Team, the Harrisburg Bureau of Police, the Pennsylvania State Police, the Dauphin County Adult Probation Office, the Derry Township Police Department, the Lower Paxton Township Police Department, the Steelton Police Department, and the Swatara Township Police Department.

Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at https://www.usmarshals.gov.

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