Federal Marshals Arrest Wilmerding Suspect
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A man from Wilmerding who has eluded police since yesterday was captured this afternoon at his mother’s home in Beechview.
Jonathan Deanes is accused of pistol whipping his wife and pointing a gun at his 11-year-old step-daughter.
The episode prompted the Allegheny County SWAT team from shutting down a quiet, Wilmerding neighborhood at about 2 a.m. Thursday.
Deanes got away. And it turns out he shouldn’t have even had a gun, since he was on parole after being convicted of federal drug and weapons charges.
While on the run, Deanes is accused of phoning and threatening his wife and ex-girlfriend.
The girlfriend, Amy Calabrese, tells KDKA’s Paul Martino: “Jon wasn’t going to go out easy. He told several people prior to him getting in trouble, if he ever had to go back to jail, he’ll take everybody out in his path. And he means it.”
But Deanes was taken to the Allegheny County Jail without incident.
He now faces charges for the Wilmerding allegations and federal charges for violating his parole.