A five-year fugitive from Baltimore, Maryland, was not too long ago taken into custody close to Graysville.
In accordance with submit on the Greene County District Legal professional’s Workplace Fb web page, Melvin Jessop was staying at a house within the West Greene space when he was apprehended about 10 a.m. on March 30 by law enforcement officials 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 stated in an interview on April 1.
Russo stated he obtained a tip from a confidential informant that “there could also be a person with warrants residing within the space.” Upon additional investigation, Russo stated he found a warrant for Jessop issued April 25, 2017, for second-degree assault.
“There was a be aware on the warrant that he escaped from a Baltimore metropolis jail in 2016,” Russo stated. “I’m unaware that he’s been charged with something concerning escape.”
Within the Fb submit, Russo stated he labored with the state’s lawyer in Maryland for an extradition warrant for Jessop.
Russo stated Jessop’s extradition listening to as scheduled for April 5; up to date info concerning the listening to was not accessible by press time.
The Greene County Sheriff’s Workplace assisted with the arrest, Russo stated.
“I’d prefer to thank my workplace workers for working diligently on this matter,” he added.