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U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force Arrests Aggravated Assault Suspect in Berwick, PA

BERWICK, PA (July 27, 2018)--Today, U.S. Marshal Martin J. Pane announced the arrest of Shane Bankes, 25, in Berwick, PA.

The Berwick Boro Police Department obtained an arrest warrant charging Bankes with aggravated assault for an incident occurring on June 23, 2018. It is alleged that Bankes became assaultive towards law enforcement and medical personnel while attempting to assist Bankes who was suspected of a possible overdose.

Today, US Marshals and members of fugitive task force located and arrested Bankes without incident in the 300 block of Grant Street in Berwick, PA. Bankes was turned over to local authorities pending judicial proceedings.

United States Marshal Martin J. Pane stated, “This fugitive put the community and law enforcement at risk. I commend the fugitive task force for their diligence in apprehending Bankes before someone else got seriously hurt.”

The USMS worked jointly in these investigations with personnel from the Berwick Police Department, Pennsylvania State Police, Lycoming County Sheriff’s Office and the Williamsport Police Department.

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