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U.S. Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force Arrests Manhattan Murder Suspects in York, Pennsylvania

For immediate release

Phillip Lewis, Deputy U.S. Marshal

Middle District of Pennsylvania
(717) 943-2088

Scranton, PA – The U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) Fugitive Task Force of the Middle District of Pennsylvania arrested two murder suspects early Friday morning on March 22, 2024.

Both Halley Tejada and Kensly Alston were taken into custody in the 200 block of Liberty Court, York, PA on charges of receiving stolen property (RSP). The charges stem from a motor vehicle accident that happened on March 13, 2024, when the vehicle that Kensly Alston was driving collided with another vehicle causing an accident in the 5000 block of Jonestown Road, Dauphin County, PA. It was later discovered that the vehicle belonged to a murder victim out of Kips Bay, NY. 
On March 14, 2024, NYPD (New York Police Department) homicide detectives responded to an address in the 200 block of E. 31st St., Manhattan, NY, when a female homicide victim was found at the address. Investigators were later able to identify Halley Tejada and Kensly Alston as persons of interest related to the homicide.

Both Halley Tejada and Kensly Alston waived their extradition from York County to Dauphin County, PA, where they will both be arraigned on the RSP charges and face possible extradition back to N.Y.

The USMS Middle Pennsylvania Fugitive Task Force comprises 22 state, county and local police agencies including the Pennsylvania State Police, the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole, the York City Police Department, the Fairview Township Police Department, the York County Sheriff’s Office, the York County District Attorney’s Office, the Springettsbury Township Police Department and the Lower Paxton Police Department – all of whom participated in this investigation.  

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