U.S. Marshals arrest New Jersey sexual assault suspect

United States Marshal Martin J. Pane announced the arrest of Robert Medlar, a 49-year old man from Mount Ephraim, New Jersey, who is accused of sexual assault in Pennsylvania.

Robert Medlar

On July 4, 2020, the Williamsport Bureau of Police investigated an alleged sexual assault against a woman in a downtown hotel, which resulted in an arrest warrant charging Medlar with Sexual Assault and lesser included offenses.

Attempts to find Medlar in Williamsport were unsuccessful and the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) Fugitive Task Force adopted the fugitive investigation.

Wednesday at about 1:30 p.m., members of the task force visited a home in the 100 block of Grant Street in Mount Ephraim, New Jersey and arrested Medlar without incident.

He was committed to the Camden County jail to await extradition to Pennsylvania.

U.S. Marshal Martin Pane said, “The U.S. Marshals Service recognizes the importance of bringing those charged with serious sex crimes to justice as quickly as possible. We give these types of cases our utmost attention. It is my hope that the victim and family members will find comfort knowing the alleged attacker is now in custody.”

The USMS Fugitive Task Force in the Middle District of Pennsylvania is comprised of 20 state, county and local police agencies, including: the Pennsylvania State Police; the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole; the Lycoming County Sheriff’s Office; the Lycoming County Adult Probation Office; and, the Williamsport Bureau of Police – all of whom participated in this investigation.

Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.

The accusations against Robert Medlar have not been proven in court and he is considered innocent despite the arrest and charges.


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