A five-year fugitive from Baltimore, Md., was taken into custody this week close to Graysville in Greene County.
Based on publish on the Greene County District Legal professional’s Workplace Fb web page, Melvin Jessop was staying at a residence within the West Greene space when he was apprehended about 10 a.m. Tuesday by cops within the district lawyer’s main crimes unit.
“He had been in our space for a number of years, and was believed to be on the run since then,” Greene County District Legal professional Dave Russo mentioned in an interview Thursday.
Russo mentioned he acquired a tip from a confidential informant that “there could also be a person with warrants dwelling within the space.” Upon additional investigation, Russo mentioned he found a warrant for Jessop issued April 25, 2017, for second-degree assault.
“There was a observe on the warrant that he escaped from a Baltimore metropolis jail in 2016,” Russo mentioned. “I’m unaware that he’s been charged with something concerning escape.”
Within the Fb publish, Russo mentioned he labored with the state’s lawyer in Maryland for an extradition warrant for Jessop. Russo mentioned Jessop’s extradition listening to might be Monday.
The Greene County Sheriff’s Workplace assisted with the arrest, Russo mentioned.
“I’d prefer to thank my workplace workers for working diligently on this matter,” he added.