Marshals: Paroled man missing for 8 years caught

A 48-year-old man who stopped reporting after his conviction eight years ago on charges of indecent assault of a minor in Lycoming and Northumberland counties has been picked up by U.S. Marshals.

Thomas McCarty, 48, was arrested Thursday in a remote section of Wyoming County, near Tunkhannock. He was sought by the state Board of Probation and Parole for violating the conditions of his state parole.

In March 2005, McCarty stopped reporting to state parole authorities and disappeared. In May 2005, an arrest warrant was issued by the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole charging McCarty with violating the terms of his state parole. He remained a fugitive-from-justice for the past eight years.

McCarty has an extensive criminal history dating back almost 30 years.

“This case exemplifies the dedication the fugitive task force has towards cold cases,” U.S. Marshal Martin J. Pane said.