Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Fugitive / Poss w intent arrests

On November 17th 2008 Tuesday at 6:05 PM Martinsburg Police executed a search warrant and a fugitive arrest warrant at 400 Bertelli Court, Martinsburg, WV utilizing the Martinsburg Police Department Special Response Team.

The search warrant and fugitive arrest warrant were part of a joint investigation which was conducted with members of the United States Marshal Service, New York City Police Department Homicide Squad , Martinsburg Police Detectives, Montgomery County, Maryland Police Department and members of the West Virginia State Police.

The investigation culminated in the search warrants and arrest warrant after Martinsburg Police detectives were contacted by Deputy United States Marshal Michael Ulrich in regards to a fugitive wanted for homicide that was possibly residing at 400 Bertelli Court Martinsburg WV. Information was gained through the investigation which confirmed the belief that the suspect was indeed at the residence.

The Special Response Team was utilized to make a forced entry to the residence and secure potential suspects inside of the residence. Entry was made by compromising the front door of the residence and two occupants were secured inside.

The fugitive was arrested by Martinsburg Police on a fugitive from justice warrant which was obtained from State Magistrate Joan Bragg. Once inside of the residence police located evidence which indicated that the residence may contain controlled substances and proceeds from the sales of controlled substances. The residence was secured and a second search warrant was obtained and executed for controlled substances and the proceeds from sales of controlled substances. The second occupant of the residence was later arrested for possession with intent to deliver controlled substances (Crack Cocaine).

The fugitive was identified as Geovanny Colon in which a warrant for murder had been secured in New York City in 2007. It was also determined that this subject had previously been listed as a fugitive from the television program “Americas Most Wanted”.

Items seized in the search of the residence were approximately seven grams of Crack Cocaine, $24,184 dollars in currency, fifteen (15) cell phones, some jewelry items and a 42 inch High Definition flat screen television.

Arrested: Geovanny Colon DOB 08 27 81
Listing an address of 614 West 152nd Street New York New York.
Charged with being a fugitive from justice warrant (original charge murder)

Jonathan Kenneth Keeys DOB 06 27 82
Listing an address of 644 Riverside Drive Apartment 3G1 New York New York
Charged with possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance (Crack Cocaine)

Both subjects were taken to the Eastern Regional Jail to await arraignment by a State Magistrate later in the evening.

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