Area fugitive nabbed near Blossburg

A Blossburg man who was to be sentenced on charges of indecent assault and became a fugitive from justice was taken into custody by U.S. Marshals Service.

Justing Gardner, 32, was arrested earlier this week without incident in the 500 block of Arnot Road in the borough in Tioga County.

U.S. Marshal Martin J. Pane said on Jan. 4 the Tioga County Sheriff’s personnel received three separate arrest warrants charging Gardner with failure to appear for sentencing. Gardner was to be sentenced on charges of indecent assault and indecent assault forcible compulsion, according to U.S. Marshal Martin J. Pane.

Fugitive Task Force members located and arrested Gardner without incident in the 500 block of Arnot Road in Blossburg. He was turned over to local authorities pending court proceedings.