PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Sheriff’s deputies have arrested another of Allegheny County’s most wanted fugitives.
According to the sheriff’s office, Derek Sharpe, 33, of Harrison Township, was arrested Monday on two bench warrants.READ MORE: Pittsburgh Police Lose 2nd Officer To COVID-19 In Past Month
Initial charges were filed against Sharpe stemming from an attempted bank robbery on Dec. 9, 2011.
The alleged incident took place at the PNC Bank on the University of Pittsburgh campus. While police were searching the area for Sharpe, he stole a Pitt plumber’s van.
Sharpe later wrecked the van at the Sunoco gas station on the Boulevard of the Allies. He fled the scene on foot, but was quickly apprehended.
On Jan. 14, 2015, Sharpe pleaded guilty in the case.READ MORE: Why Did Some Phones Not In The Path Of Thursday's Tornadoes Get Alerts While Others In Danger Didn't?
However, on the very same day, Sharpe was accused of punching a woman in the face and hitting her in the head with a beer bottle.
After being released from jail on bond, he failed to appear for formal arraignment.
On Monday, sheriff’s deputies received an anonymous tip that Sharpe was at a home in the 200-block of Bailies Run Road in East Deer Township.
He was taken into custody without incident and is being held in the Allegheny County Jail.MORE NEWS: West View Teen Accused Of Poisoning Parents