Homicide fugitive arrested in Dutchess County

Homicide fugitive arrested in Dutchess County

The Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of Stephanie M. Vance, age 26 of Philadelphia, Mississippi on 1/11/24 on a homicide warrant from the State of Mississippi.

On the above date the Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office was contacted by authorities in Mississippi, who advised that Ms. Vance was wanted on a homicide warrant in their jurisdiction and was possibly in the Dutchess County NY area. Through further investigation by the Sheriff’s Office’s Detective Bureau, Patrol Bureau, and Domestic Violence Unit, Ms. Vance was then located in the Town of Pleasant Valley and taken into custody without incident.

At this time Ms. Vance has been charged in Dutchess County as a fugitive from justice, and after being processed she was arraigned before the Town of Hyde Park Court and remanded to the Dutchess County Jail pending extradition proceedings.

Questions about the homicide charge itself and/or the details of that case should be directed to the Neshoba County Sheriff’s Office in Mississippi at 601-656-1414.

As with any criminal case, the charge described above is merely an accusation and Ms. Vance is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.


Author: Harlem Valley News