Scranton, PA – Today, United States Marshal Martin J. Pane announced the arrest of Yaasiyn Brown, a 27-year old Philadelphia man.
On April 14, 2020, the Philadelphia Police Department investigated the fatal shooting of a man in the 700 block of East Locust Avenue. Based on their investigation, detectives obtained an arrest warrant charging Brown with Murder and lesser included offenses. Attempts to find Brown in Philadelphia were unsuccessful and the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) Fugitive Task Force was asked to apprehend him.
Today, at about 2 p.m., members of the U.S. Marshals Service task force arrested Brown without incident at a home in the first block of Raspberry Hill Road, Shamokin, Northumberland County. He was turned over to Northumberland county officials to await extradition to Philadelphia.
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 relief to the community."
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.