Local police and the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force apprehended a man at Comfort Inn in Bradford Thursday morning.
Ivan C. Williams, 34, of Buffalo, N.Y., was wanted by Pennsylvania State Parole for absconding.
At approximately 10:25 a.m., City of Bradford Police, Bradford Township Police, the marshals and state police conducted a felony arrest warrant at Comfort Inn for Williams.
He was taken into custody without incident and was in possession of suspected crack cocaine and marijuana, according to Bradford City police.
Williams was arraigned Thursday before District Judge Rich Luther on flight to avoid apprehension, a third-degree felony; possession with intent to deliver crack, a felony; possession of crack, possession of a small amount of marijuana and of drug paraphernalia, all misdemeanors.
He was remanded to jail in lieu of $50,000 jail.
According to a criminal complaint in the case, when Williams was taken into custody, he had 3.5 grams of crack cocaine in his pants pocket. Police also seized a container with a small amount of marijuana inside, and numerous empty plastic bags containing residue of crack. “These sandwich bags were indicative of packaging of crack cocaine with intent to distribute.”
After he was read his rights, Williams told police he knew there was a warrant for his arrest and had intentionally evaded arrest “by moving around and concealing himself” in various places in Bradford and in Buffalo, the complaint stated.
“Williams admitted that due to being a wanted fugitive he could not hold down a job so he turned to selling crack cocaine to make ends meet while on the run,” the complaint read. He referred to the crack in his pocket as “an 8 ball” and said he sells it, but doesn’t use it. And he uses the marijuana, the complaint alleged.
He told police the empty bags were from past crack sales, according to the complaint.
Police noted that state parole had filed a detainer on Williams for the warrant they had issued as well.
Williams is scheduled to appear in Central Court on Thursday.