Criminal caught Wednesday by U.S. Marshals

SCRANTON — A long sought state parole violator was caught by U.S. Marshals Wednesday.  According to the U.S. Marshals Service, 48-year-old Thomas McCarty was busted in Tunkhannock.

McCarty was being sought by the PA Board of Probation and Parole for violating conditions of his state parole.  His criminal history dates back as far as the 1980s, when he was arrested for rape-related offenses in LycomingCounty.  He was later convicted for assaulting a minor and theft in Northumberland and LycomingCounties in the 90s.

In 2005 McCarty stopped reporting to state parole authorities and disappeared.  An arrest warrant was issued.  He remained a fugitive-from-justice for the past 8 years.   On Wednesday, U.S. Marshals from Scranton and Williamsport, along with task force personnel, located McCarty at a rugged, remote wooded location near Tunkhannok.  McCarty was arrested and placed in a state correctional institution.  (Codi Jade)

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