Members arrest Fugitive from Virginia wanted for Murder
GREAT JOB OFFICERS MIKE CAPRIO, JOHANNA SANTOS AND NICK SMITH!!! Outstanding use and knowledge of the laws of Mount Vernon and the State of New York to catch a murderer.
A 27-year-old man arrested by Mount Vernon police earlier this week is being held on a fugitive warrant in connection with a murder in Spotsylvania, Va., man, police said.
An April 1 arrest warrant was issued in Spotsylvania for the arrest of Chauncey Cartier Lampkin in connection with the killing of a security guard at a Fredericksburg cafe, according to court records and police
Lampkin of 1900 Greentree Road, Stafford, Va., fled the state and was living in Mount Vernon.
At 8:48 p.m. Monday a Mount Vernon police officer spotted Lampkin apparently smoking marijuana in front of 215 Gramatan Ave. He ran when the officer approached him to issue him a summons. Lampkin jumped a fence at 144 N. Fifth Avenue and was captured after a violent struggle with police.
Police found nine bags of marijuana in his boxer shorts.
He was charged with obstruction of governmental administration, resisting arrest, both misdemeanors, and unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation.
At police headquarters he signed a digital fingerprint signature pad with the phony name Kevin Getward.
Police discovered his real name through fingerprints and learned of the Virginia warrant.
He was then charged with second-degree forgery, a felony, and held in the Westchester County jail on the murder warrant.
He has been arraigned and awaiting extradition to Virginia.
He is due back in Mount Vernon City Court May 8.