SEPTA police nab rape fugitive


A fugitive wanted for rape and strangulation was arrested in Center City, authorities said.

Marvin Holmes, 42, was wanted on a warrant in Delaware for escape after conviction and violation of probation. Holmes had been charged with rape and strangulation stemming from an investigation by Newark police in November 2011, according to U.S. Marshals.

A SEPTA police officer spotted Holmes at 10th and Filbert streets Monday afternoon and recognized him an alert flyer circulated by authorities last week, SEPTA said. Holmes was arrested and placed in custody of the Marshals.

This is not the first time Holmes has been nabbed on the run. In January 2012, U.S. Marshals arrested him at a Philadelphia bar on an outstanding warrant for the same charges. At some point, Holmes apparently escaped and avoided capture until he was caught Monday.