Wellsboro man arrested on Maryland warrant

A Wellsboro man was arrested on a felony warrant.

Police say Jesse Phillip Armstrong, 24, was taken into custody in Lycoming County while shopping at Gander Mountain. He attempted to purchase a firearm and was denied by the Pennsylvania Instant Check System because he had an outstanding felony arrest warrant from Maryland.

He was taken into custody without incident and arraigned in district court. Armstrong was remanded to Lycoming County Prison on $100,000 bail and is awaiting extradition to Maryland.


I guess the system works, at least some of the time.