EXCLUSIVE: Wanted Rapist, Megan’s Law Offender Captured at Gunpoint in Levittown

A group of US Marshals with rifles and battering rams took down one of Pennsylvania’s top 10 most wanted people at a house on Border Rock Road in the Levittown section of Bristol Township at around 2:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Christopher John Keefer, 42, who last lived in Philadelphia, is wanted for not following the state’s Megan’s Law guidelines. He was convicted in 1996 of rape, a US Marshal told LevittownNow.com.

Marshals, local police and emergency officials met at Christine’s Twisty Treats on Bristol Oxford Valley Road before conducting the raid, which lasted about 15 minutes. A K-9 dog from Middletown and at least two Bristol Township officers were in the mix, along with medical staff from the Bucks County Rescue Squad.

In several unmarked cars, SUVs and trucks, authorities stormed the quiet Levittown neighborhood and quickly surrounded the tan two-story house at 10 Border Rock Road. The address is where Keefer’s girlfriend lives, the unidentified US Marshal official said.

Agents yelled for the Keefer to open the door before they entered. His girlfriend came outside and law enforcement carrying with rifles, service pistols and protective gear entered the house.

The US Marshals official said the 42-year-old got into the attic and somehow shimmied his way to an enclosed storage space in the carport, where he put his hands up and surrendered.

Officials said the large force of law enforcement was called because of Keefer’s past criminal history.

Keefer was taken away by federal authorities.

US Marshals move in of 10 Border Rock Road in Levittown to take down one of the state's most wanted men on Wednesday afternoon. Credit: Tom Sofield/LevittownNow.com

US Marshals move in of 10 Border Rock Road in Levittown to take down one of the state’s most wanted men on Wednesday afternoon.
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The suspect's girlfriend was taken out of the house as police looked for him. Credit: Tom Sofield/LevittownNow.com

The suspect’s girlfriend was taken out of the house as police looked for him.
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As the majoirty of the federal agents searched the second-floor of the home, the suspect came out from the carport.  Credit: Tom Sofield/LevittownNow.com

As the majoirty of the federal agents searched the second-floor of the home, the suspect came out from the carport.
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Police taking Christopher Keefer into custody outside his girlfriend’s Levittown home.
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Keefer being lead away. Credit: Tom Sofield/LevittownNow.com

Keefer being lead away.
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A federal Marshal preparing for the raid in the parking lot for Christine's Twisty Treats. Credit: Tom Sofield/LevittownNow.com

A federal Marshal preparing for the raid in the parking lot for Christine’s Twisty Treats.
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Tom Sofield has covered news in Bucks County for three years for both newspaper and online publications. In 2012, Tom was honored at the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association Foundation's Keystone Press Awards for his coverage of President Obama's visit to Falls Township in 2011. When he's not covering news in the area, Tom enjoys checking out the newest restaurants and bars, exploring forgotten places of industry in the area, going to local parks and spending time with his friends and family. If there's one thing you should know about Tom, he is a local news junkie through and through. Email: tom@levittownnow.com Phone: 215-431-1001