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The Telegram
  • New York City fugitive arrested in Herkimer

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  • According to the Herkimer Police Department, a traffic stop was conducted on a rental vehicle in the McDonald’s parking lot on Aug. 30.
    Police said a 21-year-old male later identified as Evon Anthony Hillman, of New York City, exited the driver’s seat and fled on foot. Police gave chase and apprehended Hillman a few blocks away on North Caroline Street. Hillman’s driving privileges were found to be suspended for possession and/or sale of drugs. A warrant for first-degree conspiracy, an A1 felony, is active out of New York City for Hillman.
    Hillman has been charged locally with resisting arrest, second-degree obstructing governmental administration, third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, open container in a motor vehicle, unlawful possession of marijuana and other vehicle and traffic violations.
    Hillman was arraigned in Herkimer Village Court and sent to the Herkimer County jail in lieu of $7,500 cash bail or $35,000 bail bond. He is also awaiting extradition to New York City.
    • In a separate incident on Saturday, Aug. 31, Herkimer police arrested two men in connection with a morning residential burglary on North Prospect Street.
    Police said the burglary victim observed the suspects' vehicle and called police with its description. A short time later the vehicle was observed entering Herkimer County Community College property.  With assistance from Herkimer College Public Safety, 23-year-old Horaine A Swire, of Uniondale, and 19-year-old Fred R. Jocelyn, of Hempstead, were taken into custody.
    According to police, Swire initially fled from police on foot but was taken into custody after a brief struggle. Swire has been charged with resisting arrest, second-degree obstructing governmental administration, second-degree burglary, petit larceny and fourth-degree conspiracy.
    Police said his accomplice, Jocelyn, also attempted to flee but was apprehended. He has been charged with second-degree burglary, petit larceny and fourth-degree conspiracy.
    Both males were arrested near college dorms at about 11 a.m. They were arraigned in Herkimer Village Court and sent to the Herkimer County jail in lieu of $22,000 cash bail or $44,000 bail bond.  Both males also face additional charges lodged by campus police.

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