Memphis, TN – U.S. Marshal Tyreece Miller announces the arrest
of Santonio Malone, 36, for a Murder of the First Degree warrant out of
Schuykill County, Pennsylvania.
On October 24, 2021, Juan Carlos Romero was found
shot to death in Mahanoy City borough in Schuykill County, Pennsylvania.
Another victim was found shot at the scene and transported to a local
hospital. On the same day multiple warrants were issued for the arrest
of Malone for these crimes, including Murder of the First Degree and
The case was adopted by the U.S. Marshals Service
Fugitive Task Force for the Middle District of Pennsylvania. They were
able to develop information that Malone was in the Memphis, Tennessee
area and began working with the U.S. Marshals Two Rivers Violent
Fugitive Task Force.
On January 18, investigators with the Two Rivers
Task Force and the Shelby County Fugitive Apprehension Team went to the
1600 block of Gregory in Memphis and found the fugitive at a residence
there. He was taken into custody without incident.
“An inter-state fugitive with an arrest warrant
for murder will always be a top priority for the U.S. Marshals Service,”
said U.S. Marshal Tyreece Miller.
The U.S. Marshals Two Rivers Violent Fugitive
Task Force is a multi-agency task force in the Western District of
Tennessee with offices in Memphis and Jackson. Its membership is
composed of Deputy U.S. Marshals, Shelby County Sheriff’s Deputies,
Memphis Police Officers, Fayette County Sheriff’s Deputies, Jackson
Police Officers, and Special Agents with the Tennessee Department of
Correction. The primary mission of the Task Force is to arrest violent
offenders and sexual predators.
Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found
First Federal Law Enforcement Agency