Saturday, March 5, 2016

U.S. Marshals grab fugitive in Cattaraugus County

The U.S. Marshals Western Pennsylvania Fugitive Task Force on Friday arrested fugitive John Raspatello, 62, in Limestone, N.Y.  Raspatello was found hiding in a camper near Route 219 at about 2 p.m. He was wanted by the Elk County Sheriff's Office on a bench warrant for failure to appear for sentencing on charges of four counts of aggravated assault, two counts of simple assault, two counts of recklessly endangering another person, accidents involving death or personal injury, and reckless driving. He was turned over to the Cattaraugus County Sheriff's Office to be arraigned as a fugitive in New York and will await extradition to Pennsylvania.
Raspatello had been charged with using a vehicle to strike two people attempting to repossess his girlfriend’s vehicle two years ago.