Wagswoofs – On November 21, the U.S. Marshal’s New York/New Jersey Regional Fugitive Task Force (NY/NJ RFTF) – Binghamton Division apprehended a woman in Albany who was being sought by the U.S. Marshals for escaping from federal custody.
According to reports, Jade Pittsley was being supervised by the Federal Bureau of Prisons. To aid her transition back into society, she was allowed to serve the remaining part of her sentence at a halfway house in Albany. However, on November 16, the BOP announced that Pittsley did not return to the facility as required and was consequently labeled as an escapee.
An arrest warrant was obtained by U.S. Marshals in Albany on November 17, charging Pittsley with escape from federal custody.
Investigators received a tip on Nov. 21 that Pittsley was in the Binghamton area. The task force members in the Binghamton Division launched an intense investigation and conducted surveillance operations in Johnson City. During the operation, Pittsley was observed leaving a retail store and trying to get into a nearby vehicle. Task force members promptly took her into custody.
When they arrested her, they discovered that she had over 40 grams of methamphetamines on her person. They took Pittsley to the Broome County Sheriff’s Office, where she faced charges for possessing narcotics, which is considered a felony offense.
“We are incredibly thankful to members of the community and our partners across law enforcement who assisted us in capturing a federal escapee,” said David McNulty, U.S. Marshal for the Northern District of New York.
The Binghamton Division of the NY/NJ RFTF comprises various agencies, including the Binghamton Police Department, Broome County Sheriff’s Office, New York State Police, New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision, and the U.S. Marshals Service.