Fugitive from Justice arrested in New Lebanon

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Fugitive from Justice arrested in New Lebanon

Major Robin H. Benziger
Troop K Commander


New Lebanon, New York – On April 6, 2015, New York State Troopers from the New Lebanon barracks observed a suspicious male in the parking area of the Family Dollar, located on State Route 20. The man was walking around the parking area looking into parked cars. The Trooper entered the parking lot and was flagged down by a Good Samaritan. The Samaritan was concerned about the subject’s suspicious behavior claiming that he had entered and exited the store several times without making a purchase.

The Trooper approached the subject to question him about the suspicious behavior and he fled on foot. Following a brief foot pursuit, the subject was located and taken into custody.

Investigation revealed that the subject, identified as William J. Morrison, was wanted by the Pittsfield Police Department. Morrison was wanted by the Massachusetts police agency for Burglaries that he had committed in their jurisdiction.

Morrison was arraigned in the Town of New Lebanon Court as a fugitive from justice and remanded to the Columbia County Jail in lieu of $10,000 cash bail or $100,000 bond. Morrison is awaiting extradition proceedings which will be handled by the Columbia County District Attorney’s Office.

Author: Harlem Valley News