PA – The U.S. Marshals are offering up to
$5,000 for information leading to the
capture of a Pennsylvania man charged with kidnapping, sexual assault
and terroristic threats against a 14-year-old girl in October.
John Vincent Watson, 45, is alleged to have held
the girl captive for three days in October, taking her to a Luzerne
apartment and two hotels, where the alleged abuse took place.
Oct. 25, Watson left a Plains hotel room, and the
victim was able to call 911. She was rescued by Plains Township Police.
“The U.S. Marshals Service and its task force
partners seek the public’s assistance in the apprehension of this
fugitive to ensure the victim can seek justice,” said U.S. Marshal for
the Middle District of Pennsylvania Martin Pane. “The crimes alleged are
Watson is a black male, with black hair and brown
eyes. He is 6 feet 1 inch and weighs approximately 200 pounds. He should
be considered armed and dangerous. He has ties throughout Pennsylvania,
as well as Los Angeles.
Anyone with information on Watson’s whereabouts
should contact the U.S. Marshals Service at 1-877-WANTED2 or use the
USMS Tips App. Your information
will be taken in strict confidence. Your anonymity is guaranteed.
The U.S. Marshals Middle District of Pennsylvania Fugitive Task
Force mission is to investigate and arrest violent offenders within the
counties of Bradford, Carbon, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Monroe, Pike,
Schuylkill, Susquehanna and Wyoming. Participants include the Bradford
County Sheriff’s Office, Pennsylvania Board of Probation & Parole,
Pennsylvania State Police, Scranton Police Department, and Wilkes-Barre
Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found
First Federal Law Enforcement Agency