Fugitive for Murder Near Widener University Caught by U.S. Marshals

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Philadelphia, PA – Members of the U.S. Marshal’s Fugitive Task
Force arrested Jihad Perry, 43, for criminal homicide and Pennsylvania
State Parole violations, at approximately 11:30 a.m. in New Castle
County Delaware on May 16th. The arrest was made in relation to a
shooting which occurred May 5th, 2022, in the 1100 block of Hyatt Street
in Chester Pennsylvania. The victim, Robert Dungee, was found a few
blocks away on the campus of Widener University. After a thorough
investigation by members of the Chester City Police Department and the
Delaware County Criminal Investigations Division, a warrant was issued
for Perry on May 6th, 2022. The case was immediately referred to members
of the Eastern Pennsylvania U.S. Marshal’s Violent Crime Fugitive Task
Force located in Philadelphia.
Members of the Marshals Fugitive Task Force
received information Perry may be visiting a family member in Delaware.
A search warrant was then obtained for a property in the unit block of
Glenrock Drive in Claymont Delaware. With the assistance from Federal
Marshals in the District of Delaware as well as the New Castle County
SWAT team, Perry was apprehended without incident. Perry was transported
to the New Castle County jail for processing and was charged as a
“Fugitive of Justice”. He currently awaits extradition back to
Pennsylvania. U.S. Marshal for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
stated, “The exceptional cooperation between the U.S. Marshals Service
and our partner law enforcement agencies resulted once again in the safe
apprehension of a violent fugitive who posed a clear danger to the good
citizens of Chester.”
This fugitive investigation was a joint effort by
the U.S. Marshals Eastern Pennsylvania Fugitive Task Force, the First
State Fugitive Task Force in Delaware, Chester City Police Department,
Delaware County CID, Pennsylvania State Parole, and the New Castle
County SWAT team.
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, Chester Police Department, and Bucks County Sheriffs.
Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found
at http://www.usmarshals.gov.

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