Erie, Pa. (WJET/WFXP/YourErie.com) – One of Pennsylvania’s 10 most wanted fugitives has been captured after a year-long manhunt across state lines.
According to a press release, 30-year-old Rakeem Markel Jones was taken into custody in the state of Georgia on Monday, November 6th. This came after a year-long investigation by the PSP Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) Fugitive Apprehension Unit and members of the United States Marshals Service (USMS).
According to reports, Jones was wanted by the PA State Police, Troop E-Erie Barracks, Criminal Investigation Unit (CIU) and the City of Erie Police Department for a June 25, 2022 shooting involving PSP and the Erie Police Department Jones and another suspect, Shadarryl Jones, fired multiple shots at Erie police officers and PSP troopers during a chase.
Shadarryl Jones was previously taken into custody back in August 2022 and was later taken to the Erie County Jail.
The following charges are being filed against Rakeem Jones:
- Recklessly endangering another person;
- And other firearm-related crimes
The press release continued that the BCI Fugitive Apprehension Unit learned of Jones’ location at a residence in Grovetown, Georgia.
Then, on November 6, the arrest unit and members of the USMS Southeast Regional Fugitive Taskforce (SERFTF) confirmed that Jones was at the Georgia residence, where he later showed up and was taken into custody without incident.
Jones was taken to the Columbia County Jail in Appling, Georgia, where he awaited extradition to Pennsylvania.