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Thomas Schneider

HARRISBURG, Pa. –  Megan’s Law offender, Thomas Schneider, 37,  formerly of Middletown, is arrested by U.S. Marshals in Charleston, South Caroline.

On May 27, 2015, Schneider was convicted of Indecent Liberties with a Child in Swain County, North Carolina.  His conviction obligated him to register as a sex offender.  Last January, Schneider registered a home address in Middletown.  In July, the Pennsylvania State Police learned that Schneider moved from his home without updating his registration and fled Pennsylvania.

PSP obtained an arrest warrant charging Schneider with Failure to Register as a Sex Offender and asked the U.S. Marshals Service to apprehend him.

Yesterday evening, deputy marshals arrested Schneider in Charleston without incident. He was committed to the Charleston County Detention Center to await extradition to Pennsylvania.

United States Marshal Pane stated, “The U.S. Marshals Service is totally dedicated to its sex offender apprehension mission. Sex offenders who fail to maintain their required registration information will be sought, tracked down and brought to justice.”

The Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006 designated the USMS as the federal agency responsible for helping local and state authorities to locate and arrest convicted sex offenders who fail to comply with their registration requirements.