SEPTA Officer Arrests Fugitive Wanted In Del. Rape Case - KMSP-TV

SEPTA Officer Arrests Fugitive Wanted In Del. Rape Case

Posted: Updated:
Marvin Holmes, 42, was arrested Monday by a SEPTA transit officer. Marvin Holmes, 42, was arrested Monday by a SEPTA transit officer.
PHILADELPHIA -

Folks around Market East Station in Philadelphia know him as "RoboCop" and on Monday afternoon they got to see why

Septa Transit Officer Lloyd Rodgers nabbed a fugitive wanted by The U.S. Marshals Service.

"I looked over to my left and said 'oh, that's him!'" said Rodgers, a 12-year transit police veteran.

It turns out, after being on the run for more than a year, 42-year-old Marvin Holmes, wanted in Delaware for escape and violation of probation, was hiding out in plain sight.

"He just had features that I noticed and I put two and two together" said Rogers after seeing Holmes' picture on a wanted poster.

Rogers said he approached Holmes near the corner of 10th and Filbert Street and arrested him without incident.

Rodgers says Holmes escaped from a halfway house after being convicted of rape and strangulation of a Newark woman in 2011. Last week, U.S. Marshal's issued an alert to local police to be on the lookout for Holmes. Rodgers immediately recognized the man he's seen around Market East more than a dozen times.

He believes Holmes is homeless.

"It's an awesome feeling. First of all, to know a gentleman was arrested who was a fugitive. Number 2, he's off the street. Number 3, no one else would be in danger"

This wasn't the first time Officer Rodgers was recognized for a good deed. Last October he helped a woman deliver a baby on a subway car. This latest arrest was just another day on the job.

"If we can do something good in your day, in your tour of duty, you've accomplished what many people would like to accomplish. So today, It was a great feeling" he said.

Holmes was taken to a federal detention in Delaware, where he is waiting for his next appearance in court.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Only On Fox: Arsonist On The Loose In South Jersey Town

    Only On Fox: Arsonist On The Loose In South Jersey Town

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 4:45 PM EDT2014-04-16 20:45:07 GMT
    It started with a brush fire, then another fire at the rear of this home on Monroe Street and finally a blaze that swept through this vacant home up the block, just a few feet away from where Emma Sethman
    It started with a brush fire, then another fire at the rear of this home on Monroe Street and finally a blaze that swept through this vacant home up the block, just a few feet away from where Emma Sethman
  • Beautiful Easter Sunday

    Saturday, April 19 2014 8:09 PM EDT2014-04-20 00:09:12 GMT

    NICE EASTER WEEKEND

    The first half of the holiday weekend has been great and Easter Sunday looks just as nice. Clouds thin out late tonight with temperatures falling back to the 40s.

    Initially it'll be jacket weather early Sunday morning but plenty of sunshine will warm us into the 60s by afternoon.  High temperatures will be a few degrees cooler than Saturday.

    It will be noticeably cooler and breezy at the shore with highs in the low 50s.  Quiet conditions continue into Monday.

  • Overturned Boat Victim Identified, Search Continues

    Overturned Boat Victim Identified, Search Continues

    Overturned Boat Victim Identified, Search Continues

    Saturday, April 19 2014 7:38 PM EDT2014-04-19 23:38:03 GMT
    The Coast Guard have suspended an emergency search for a man who went overboard in a boat after he went missing. New Jersey State Police have identified him as 49-year old John J. Poltonowicz.
    The Coast Guard have suspended an emergency search for a man who went overboard in a boat after he went missing. New Jersey State Police have identified him as 49-year old John J. Poltonowicz.
Powered by WorldNow

KMSP-TV
11358 Viking Drive
Eden Prairie, MN 55344

Phone: (952) 944-9999
Fax: (952) 942-0455

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices