U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force Arrests Wilkes-Barre Shooting Suspect in Raleigh, NC

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Scranton, PA – Today, United
States Marshal Martin J. Pane announced the arrest of Syncire Nickens, a
20- year-old Wilkes-Barre man.On March 8, 2022, the Wilkes-Barre
City Police Department investigated an incident involving multiple shots
fired near King’s College. As a result of their investigation,
detectives obtained an arrest warrant charging Nickens with aggravated
assault and lesser offenses. Attempts to find Nickens were unsuccessful,
and the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) Fugitive Task Force was asked to
apprehend him. Yesterday at approximately 5:30 p.m., members of
the task force arrested Nickens in the 4300 block of Snipe Creek Lane in
Raleigh, North Carolina. Nickens was remanded to the Wake County
Detention Center pending extradition to Pennsylvania.United
States Marshal Pane stated, “It’s the Marshals Services’ duty to ensure
that those charged with violent crimes have their day in court. It is my
sincere hope that members of the affected communities will find some
measure of comfort knowing this suspect will face justice.”The
USMS Fugitive Task Force in the Middle District of Pennsylvania is
comprised of 22 state, county, and local police agencies, including: the
Pennsylvania State Police; the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and
Parole; the Wilkes-Barre Police Department; the Kingston Police
Department; the Bradford County Sheriff’s Office; and the Scranton
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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