Thursday, January 27, 2022

Murder Suspect Extradited Back to Schuylkill County

On Thursday, a man accused of shooting and killing one and injuring another in Mahanoy City last year was brought back to Schuylkill County.

Santanio Pierre Malone, aka "Sosa", 36, with a last known address in Shenandoah was wanted on charges of Murder in the First Degree, Murder in the Third Degree,  multiple charges of Aggravated Assault, Simple Assault, and recklessly endangering another person.

Malone's charges are in relation to a shooting that occurred on Sunday, October 24th, 2021 around 2:50am, at the Rmusic21 Lounge also known as the Hookah Lounge, located in the 100 block of East Centre Street in Mahanoy City.

Malone allegedly shot two people killing, Juan Carolos Romero, 33, of Hazleton, and critically injuring Alorfi Bladimir Ramirez, 29, of Hazle Township.

After the shooting, Malone fled the scene.  Later that day, State Police issued a warrant for his arrest.

On Tuesday, January 18th, 2022, around 10:45 a.m., members of the United States Marshal Service Fugitive Task Force arrested Malone without incident in Memphis, Tennessee.

On Thursday, January 27th, 2022, Malone was flown by the Pennsylvania State Police back to Schuylkill County where he was brought to State Police Barracks in Frackville for video arraignment on the murder charges.

Malone was arraigned by Magisterial District Judge Anthony Kilker, denying his bail, then transported to Schuylkill County Prison.