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Marshals Arrest Fugitive Wanted for Assaulting Off-Duty Philadelphia Police Officer

For immediate release

Robert Clark, Supervisory Deputy U.S. Marshal

Eastern District of Pennsylvania
(215) 783-4548

Philadelphia, PA - Members of the U.S. Marshals Eastern Pennsylvania Violent Crimes Fugitive Task Force arrested Arthur Jones, 38, at a hotel in the 8800 block Tinicum Boulevard in Philadelphia. Jones was wanted by the Philadelphia Police Department for aggravated assault, robbery, and firearms possession, in relation to a May 12th incident in the 2100 block of Oxford Street. A 42-year-old off duty Police Officer was punched in the face, choked, and had his firearm stolen by numerous individuals on his way home from work. On May 14th a warrant was issued for the final suspect, Arthur Jones, and the case was delegated to the Marshals Fugitive Task Force. 

At approximately 11:30 a.m., investigators from the Marshals Fugitive Task Force in Philadelphia developed information Jones was hiding in a hotel in Southwest Philadelphia and upon being confronted, Jones surrendered to investigators without incident.

“The public provided dozens of tips that ultimately made this arrest possible. We thank the Philadelphia community for their commitment to justice,” said Robert Clark, Supervisory Deputy U.S. Marshal for the Eastern Pennsylvania Violent Crime Fugitive Task Force.

The Eastern Pennsylvania Violent Crimes Fugitive Task Force is a team of law enforcement officers led by U.S. Marshals in Philadelphia and the surrounding counties. The task force’s objective is to seek out and arrest violent crime fugitives. Membership agencies include the Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania State Parole Officers, Pennsylvania State Police, Pennsylvania Attorney General Agents, Immigration Customs Enforcement, Chester Police Department, Bucks County Sheriffs, and Delaware County Sheriffs.

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