Friday, April 12, 2024

U.S. Marshals searching for a fugitive with ties in the Tampa Bay area wanted for the murder of a Maryland Judge

The U.S. Marshals Service is seeking the public’s assistance in locating Pedro Manuel Argote, 49, a man suspected of murdering a Maryland Circuit Court Judge.

Major Case Fugitive – Pedro Manuel Argote

On Oct. 19, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 19100 block of Olde Waterford Road in Hagerstown, Maryland, in reference to a shooting. Upon arrival, deputies observed that the victim had sustained gunshot wounds.

The victim, a Maryland Circuit Court Judge, was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

Argote has ties to multiple locations beyond the state of Maryland to include Brooklyn and Long Island, New York; Tampa and Clearwater, Florida; Columbus, Indiana; and unknown cities in North Carolina.

The U.S. Marshals Service is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information that leads to Argote’s arrest. Argote should be considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information is urged to contact the U.S. Marshals at 1-877-WANTED2 or submit tips via the USMS Tips App.

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