U.S. Marshals Arrest Fugitive Wanted for FedEx Armed Robbery

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Philadelphia, PA – Members of the U.S. Marshal’s Eastern
District of Pennsylvania Violent Crime Fugitive Task Force arrested
Donte Edwards, 29, for robbery, carjacking, and kidnapping, at
approximately 12:30 p.m. on May 26th in the 2900 block of Ruth Street,
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Edwards was wanted for the alleged robbery
and kidnapping of a FedEX driver which occurred February 10th, in the
4300 block of Tackawanna street. A warrant was issued for Edwards on May
24th, and the U.S. Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force in Philadelphia
was immediately delegated the fugitive investigation. Edwards was also
wanted for a May 21st, weapons possession warrant in relation to a
domestic dispute.
Upon receiving the case, Deputy Marshals in
Philadelphia worked with Philadelphia Police’s Northeast Detective
Division and obtained information Edwards may be residing with a female
associate on Ruth Street. At approximately 12:00pm, investigators
observed Edwards enter a residence in the 2900 block of Ruth Street.
Members of the U.S. Marshals Task Force then entered the residence and
Edwards was arrested without incident. During the arrest, narcotics were
recovered on Edwards person which he is facing additional charges.
Edwards was transported to Philadelphia Police’s East Detective Division
for processing.
This was a joint investigation involving the U.S.
Marshals Fugitive Task Force and the Northeast Detective Division.
Robert Clark, Task Force Supervisor for the Eastern District of
Pennsylvania, said “The U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force and
Philadelphia Police Department have an excellent relationship. Our
dedicated partnership is the reason we can close violent crime cases
like these in such a safe and efficient manner”. 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. Please see

https://www.usmarshals.gov/district/pa-e/ for more information on
our most wanted fugitives.
Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found
at http://www.usmarshals.gov.

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