Man accused in Pleasantville shooting arrested in Virginia

From staff reports

A Pleasantville man wanted on a felony warrant for a shooting that occurred May 1 in Pleasantville was arrested Monday in Virginia.

Pennsylvania State Police said Anthony Martinez Young, 31, was taken into custody at about 1 p.m. Monday by the U.S. Marshals Service and Virginia state police in Vinton, Virginia.

Young was transported to the Roanoke City Jail in Roanoke, Virginia, pending extradition back to Pennsylvania, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

The Pennsylvania State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation Fugitive Apprehension Unit and members of the Marshals Service had been conducting a fugitive investigation on Young, who was wanted by Franklin state police on charges of attempted homicide, aggravated assault, firearms not to be carried without a license, recklessly endangering another person and criminal mischief.

The charges against Young were filed in connection with a shooting that occurred at about 6:40 p.m. May 1 along Shamburg Road in Oil Creek Township.

A witness had reported that Young drove up in a vehicle, got out holding a gun and walked toward another Pleasantville man before firing three shots at him.

The shots missed and the man wasn’t hurt, police said, and Young then fled the scene in a gold Ford Fusion with tinted windows and a Pennsylvania license plate.

Police said shortly after the incident that the attack had been targeted as Young had a “beef” with the man he attempted to shoot.