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Monday, February 22, 2016

Suspect Arrested in Bronx for his Alleged Participation in 2014 Utica Homicide



Bronx, NY - 32 year old Jonathan Brown was arrested by a team of U.S. Marshals from the Southern District of New York and NYPD Detectives from the U.S. Marshals New York/New Jersey Regional Fugitive Task Force (NY/NJ RFTF).

Jonathan Brown was being sought on a state warrant issued out of Oneida County, New York for his alleged participation in the 2014 shooting and murder of 23-year-old Andre Lamar Oliver-Kenny outside of Two J’s Bar in Utica. This incident was Utica’s first homicide of 2014 and gained widespread media coverage in the area.

After a long and tireless investigation, investigators from Utica believed Brown may have relocated to a relative’s home in the Bronx. Acting on information from investigators in Utica and assistance from the public, U.S. Marshals in New York were able to narrow down Brown’s possible location. On the morning of February 16th, U.S. Marshals and NYPD Detectives closed in on the relative’s address in the Bronx and arrested Brown without incident. Brown was transferred to the custody of the Utica Police Department where he was arraigned and currently being held at Oneida County Jail.

Michael Greco, U.S. Marshal for the Southern District of New York stated: “This arrest and the outstanding cooperative efforts of the Utica Police Department, New York State Police and U.S. Marshals Service demonstrate the effectiveness and impact of collaborating resources to locate and capture fugitives.”

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