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Marshals arrest a man in New Kensington wanted for Pittsburgh homicide

| Friday, March 28, 2014, 3:33 p.m.

Members of a fugitive task force found a man wanted in connection with a Pittsburgh homicide in New Kensington on Friday.

The U.S. Marshals Western Pennsylvania Fugitive Task Force arrested Jamirre Wilkes, 19, in a home in the 500 block of Freeport Road in New Kensington, Chief Deputy Michael Baughman said in a press release.

Pittsburgh police obtained an arrest warrant in January charging Wilkes with killing Caleb Williams, 20, on Dec. 10 at the intersection of Belleau Drive and Letsche Street in the North Side.

The task force members went to the Freeport Road home looking for a Edward Stewart, who was wanted on a warrant out of Westmoreland County for a parole violation, Baughman said.

When investigators knocked on the door, they found Stewart, Wilkes and another man, Gerald Miller. Also in the home were a Glock .45 pistol, an H&K Model 216 22LR assault pistol, a drug scale and suspected heroin, Baughman said.

Miller was charged with illegal possession of a firearm.

Margaret Harding is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 412-380-8519 or mharding@tribweb.com.

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