Duryea chase suspect captured by Marshals

By Dan Stokes - [email protected]
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A Scranton man faces aggravated assault allegations and other charges after being arrested in Central Pennsylvania in connection with a police chase that started in Duryea last month.

Jaimie Mozeleski, 35, was captured by the U.S. Marshals and members of a fugitive task force in Snyder County. Marshals said he was taken into custody in Mount Pleasant without incident, and turned over to local law enforcement.

On the night of May 12, a Duryea police officer attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a silver Jeep Cherokee for a registration violation near the border of Duryea in Luzerne County and Moosic Borough in Lackawanna County, Marshals said.

The driver failed to stop, leading to a police pursuit. Mozeleski allegedly struck a Duryea police car before continuing into Rocky Glen Park in Lackawanna County.

Mozeleski then abandoned the car and fled on foot, with a police sergeant pursuing him through the woods for more than a mile, authorities say.

He remained at large until being captured Thursday.

“This fugitive put the community and law enforcement at risk,” U.S. Marshal Martin J. Pane said. “I commend the fugitive task force for their diligence in apprehending Mozeleski before someone else got seriously hurt.”

Mozeleski is being held in the Lackawanna County Prison to await further proceedings after he was unable to post $115,000 bail, according to court documents.

His preliminary hearing is set for June 11.


By Dan Stokes

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