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Gang member wanted in N.J. captured in Chambersburg

April 07, 2010|By JENNIFER FITCH

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- A man who authorities allege is a "confirmed 'Blood' gang member" was arrested Tuesday in Chambersburg, Pa., by U.S. marshals working with the Chambersburg Police Department, according to a news release from the U.S. Marshals Service.

Troy Dillard, 32, of Trenton, N.J., was wanted on an arrest warrant connected to a violent carjacking in the Philadelphia, Pa., area, the news release stated.

The Newtown Borough Police Department investigated a carjacking in which a woman was assaulted by three males after she opened a garage door and the trunk of a 2007 Mercedes. The assailants grabbed her, punched her and attempted to put her in the car's trunk, the news release stated.

The victim was knocked to the ground and restrained. One of the men drove away in the victim's automobile, while the other two fled in a sport utility vehicle parked nearby, the news release stated.

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Police later stopped the sport utility vehicle in New Jersey and found it to be stolen, police said. The two occupants were interviewed and through that investigation, authorities obtained an arrest warrant for Dillard.

He is charged in that warrant with two counts of kidnapping, two counts of robbery, and one count each of motor vehicle theft, false imprisonment, theft, receiving stolen property and simple assault.

U.S. marshals investigated a lead that provided the 200 block of Martin Avenue in Chambersburg as where Dillard might be found. On Tuesday morning, the marshals conducted surveillance and spotted a man they believed was Dillard.

When approached, Dillard ran and was pursued by Chambersburg's trained police dog, authorities alleged. He was apprehended in the 200 block of Lincoln Way West.

The Franklin County Sheriff's Office and Pennsylvania State Police assisted.

Dillard will be taken to Bucks County, Pa., for court proceedings on the Newtown charges, the news release stated.

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