Press Release

Schuylkill County Killer Apprehended in Atlantic City

June 23, 2017 | Topic: Criminal

HARRISBURG — Attorney General Josh Shapiro today announced the arrest of Michael Marchalk, who is charged with murder in the death of his father, Gary Marchalk, in Schuylkill County last weekend.

Michael Marchalk, 37, of Pear Street, Barnesville, PA, was apprehended Friday morning in New Jersey by Atlantic City Police after they encountered him on Martin Luther King Boulevard and the Boardwalk. He was taken into custody and is being held at the Atlantic County Justice Facility, pending further proceedings.

“Thanks to strong law enforcement cooperation and smart police work by the Pennsylvania State Police, Atlantic City Police, New Jersey State Police and New Jersey Transit, we were able to locate and arrest a dangerous killer who fled to another state to avoid prosecution for murder,” Attorney General Josh Shapiro said. “Our prosecutors worked closely with law enforcement all week, and today this fugitive is off the streets.”

Gary Marchalk, 60, was found bludgeoned to death in his Schuylkill County home on Monday, June 19. His wallet and car had been stolen. Gary Marchalk was the husband of Schuylkill County Treasurer Linda Marchalk.

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