FBI Fugitive from the New York Area Captured
|FBI New York July 06, 2010|
On May 13, 2010, the FBI’s Hudson Valley Safe Streets Task Force (HVSSTF) conducted a major operation in Newburgh, New York. Seventy-eight gang members were indicted in the Southern District of New York on various federal charges. Starting in the early morning hours, over 500 law enforcement personnel carried out a major arrest operation.
Fourteen fugitives were originally being sought by the FBI and the HVSSTF following the operation. Several have already been captured. The FBI and the HVSSTF are searching for two remaining fugitives and seek the public’s assistance.
|Kamar Everett||Anthony Mays||Moleek Sampson|
Early in the morning on Saturday, July 3, 2010, the City of Newburgh Police Department arrested Anthony Mays. Mays, a fugitive since May 13, 2010, was placed into custody without incident.
Acting Chief Mike Ferrara from the City of Newburgh Police Department said, “Early in the morning on Saturday, July 3, 2010, one of our Newburgh Police Officers recognized Mays from the FBI wanted poster. After a short foot chase, Mays was arrested without incident. Our officers are always alert and I am proud of his efforts making this arrest. The City of Newburgh Police Department is dedicated to doing whatever necessary to keep our streets safe from violence and ensure that our citizens are free to live in a peaceful society. We’re proud to work with the FBI and be a part of the HVSSTF. Saturday’s arrest was another step forward in our mission to protect the city of Newburgh; we will not stop until all have been brought to justice.”
“Seventy-six out of 78 in custody is a good score, but our work is not done until we find the remaining two. The publicity highlighting the fugitives has played an important role in this case. The pictures have been seen in the newspapers, on the web, on TV, and even on the Clear Channel electronic billboard in Times Square. The public has played a valuable role in tracking down 12 of the fugitives, and we are asking for their help locating the remaining two. Everett and Sampson are likely still in the local area and anyone with information on their whereabouts is requested to call the FBI or local police. We thank the City of Newburgh Police Department for their assistance with this arrest,” said Special Agent Richard Kolko.
The Hudson Valley Safe Streets Task Force is comprised of agents and law enforcement officers from DOJ (SDNY); City of Newburgh PD; New York State Police; Orange County D.A.’s Office; Orange County Sheriff’s Office; ATF; ICE; USMS; NYS Dept. Of Corrections; City of Middletown PD; Town of Newburgh PD; Town of New Windsor PD; Village of Monticello PD; City of Poughkeepsie PD; Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office; Beacon Police Department; Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office; and NYS Department of Parole.
Link to Press Release on Original Operation: http://newyork.fbi.gov/dojpressrel/pressrel10/nyfo051310a.htm