The Herald, Sharon, Pa.

Local News

January 11, 2013

U.S. marshals round up 3 fugitives on Thursday

SHARON — The U.S. Marshal’s Western Pennsylvania Fugitive Task Force arrested three people Thursday morning in Sharon.

“We were busy,” said spokesman Mike Baughmann.

Robert M. Spruill, 29, with no known address, was arrested in the attic of a home in the 400 block of New Castle Avenue on a federal warrant for failing to report for prison.

The person at the home marshals came in contact with said Spruill was not there, but marshals eventually entered the house, Baughmann said.

It is not believed that Spruill, who has local ties, lived at that address, Baughmann said.

U.S. District Court Judge Terrence F. McVerry, Pittsburgh, on Friday issued the arrest warrant after Spruill failed to report to the marshals to serve a 6-month prison sentence for violating his supervised release.

Spruill, formerly of Emerson Avenue in Farrell, pleaded guilty to drug and gun trafficking charges for selling crack cocaine for $300 and a 9 mm handgun for $550 to an informant April 10, 2007, in Hermitage.

McVerry sentenced Spruill to 4 years, 9 months in prison on June 6, 2008.

Spruill was released over the summer to a Pittsburgh halfway house, but the stay did not go well.

On Nov. 13, the U.S. Probation Office asked that Spruill’s probation be revoked. Spruill submitted a urine sample that tested positive for marijuana on Aug. 13, the probation office said.

Spruill also was unsuccessfully discharged from the halfway house on Oct. 2 for, among other things, returning home late three times, disrespecting staff and twice failing to attend drug and alcohol therapy, the probation office said.

Marshals arrested Heather L. McGee, 29, on Spencer Avenue on Indiana County charges by state police of conspiracy to commit drug delivery resulting in death, conspiracy to commit possession of a controlled substance and possession with intent to deliver, conspiracy to commit involuntary manslaughter and criminal use of a communication facility.

McGee was returned to Indiana County, arraigned and taken to jail for failing to post bond. She faces a preliminary hearing Jan. 16.

The final person arrested was Marlon D. McCoy, 36, of Meadville, who was wanted by Meadville police on charges of carrying a firearm without a license, possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver and criminal possession of a communication facility.

McCoy, who was arrested when he dove out the window of a home in the 200 block of Prindle Avenue, had been on the lam the longest of the three, the charges against him having been filed May 10.

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