Fugitive arrested in Oxford Circle

Louis Scott

A fu­git­ive wanted by the FBI, three Delaware Val­ley po­lice de­part­ments and the Pennsylvania pa­role board was cap­tured in Ox­ford Circle on June 24.

Au­thor­it­ies iden­ti­fied Louis Scott, 24, as a Phil­adelphia res­id­ent. Mem­bers of the FBI’s Bucks County Safe Streets Task Force, along with an FBI SWAT team, loc­ated and ar­res­ted Scott in the area of Roosevelt Boulevard and Stevens Street. He al­legedly had heroin and a gun in his pos­ses­sion at the time. The FBI and Ben­s­alem Town­ship po­lice had been seek­ing Scott since May.

Scott was wanted by Ben­s­alem po­lice for drug deal­ing, reck­less en­dan­ger­ment and flee­ing po­lice. He was also wanted by Bris­tol Town­ship po­lice in Bucks County, as well as au­thor­it­ies in Mer­cer County, N.J., for flee­ing po­lice, fire­arms vi­ol­a­tions and pa­role vi­ol­a­tions.

Ac­cord­ing to the Bucks County Cour­i­er Times, Scott is known by the nick­name “Ace” and is an ad­mit­ted former mem­ber of the Bloods street gang. In Novem­ber, he al­legedly led Bris­tol Town­ship po­lice on a vehicle pur­suit that ended when he crashed his car in­to a middle school. Po­lice al­legedly re­covered a gun from his car. In June, un­der­cov­er Ben­s­alem po­lice al­legedly en­gaged him in a drug deal, but Scott es­caped. He had been “hid­ing out” in the North­east since then, the news­pa­per re­por­ted.

Fol­low­ing Scott’s ar­rest, Dis­trict Justice Dave Baranoski ar­raigned him in Bucks County and set bail at $450,000. Scott re­mains in Bucks County Pris­on in lieu of 10 per­cent of bail. ••

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