Home New York Press Releases 2010 FBI Fugitive from Brooklyn Surrenders

FBI Fugitive from Brooklyn Surrenders

FBI New York October 28, 2010

On August 25, 2010, the FBI and NYPD arrested eight members of the Nine-Trey Gangsters, also known as the Bugout Boyz, in Brooklyn, New York. Also on August 25, Tyquan Rogers was arrested in Kissimmee, Florida by FBI agents from the Tampa Division, and Robert Melendez was arrested in Durham, North Carolina by FBI agents from the Charlotte Division. On August 26, 2010, Robert Montemoino surrendered to FBI agents from the Tampa Division in the Orlando area. All arrests were conducted without incident.

One additional man remained at large, until today, when James Dowtin surrendered to the FBI in New York due in part to the heightened publicity of his wanted poster on the Internet and his picture on the Clear Channel Outdoor digital billboard in Times Square. Dowtin was part of the Nine-Trey Gangsters who operated on Sterling Place in the Crown Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn. The gang members allegedly carried out crack cocaine and heroin dealing in addition to allegedly committing shootings, slashings, and other acts of violence in the neighborhood.

James Dowtin

“Dowtin’s surrender shows how effective media and the community are as a law enforcement tool. This surrender is also an important message to fugitives everywhere—you can run, but you cannot hide your face, especially now with the increased visibility of FBI wanted posters on the Internet and fugitive photos on the digital billboard in Times Square,” said Special Agent Richard Kolko.

- Press release on original operation