U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force Arrests New Jersey Homicide Suspect in Wilkes-Barre

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Scranton, PA
– Today, U.S. Marshal Martin J. Pane announced the
arrest of Michael Rogers – a 23-year-old male from Elizabeth, New
Jersey.

On April 26, 2021, the Elizabeth Police Department
responded to a fatal shooting that occurred near the intersection of
Second and Bond Streets in Elizabeth, New Jersey. As a result of its
investigation, the Union County (NJ) Prosecutor’s Office obtained an
arrest warrant charging Rogers with homicide, weapon offenses, and
lesser included offenses. Attempts to find Rogers in Elizabeth were
unsuccessful and the U. S. Marshals Service (USMS) Fugitive Task Force
was asked to apprehend him. The fugitive investigation revealed that
Rogers fled to Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. Yesterday, at about 6 a.m.,
task force members checked a home in the 200 block of Indian Creek Road,
Wilkes-Barre Township and arrested Rogers without incident. He was
detained at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility to await
extradition to New Jersey.

United States Marshal Pane stated,
“It’s the Marshals Service’s duty to ensure that those charged with
violent crimes have their day in court. It is my sincere hope that the
victim’s family will find some measure of comfort knowing the suspect
will face justice.”

The USMS Fugitive Task Force in the Middle
District of Pennsylvania is comprised of 20 state, county and local
police agencies; including the Pennsylvania State Police, the
Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole, the Scranton Police
Department, and the Wilkes-Barre Police Department – all of whom
participated in this investigation.

Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found
at http://www.usmarshals.gov.

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