Jamestown man wanted by U.S. marshals nabbed in Fredonia

A Jamestown man wanted by U.S. marshals is in custody after being tracked down by State Police at Fredonia troopers.

At 6 p.m. Tuesday, Omar A. Vera Velazquez, 22, was charged with second-degree criminal impersonation, resisting arrest, second-degree obstruction of governmental administration and other vehicle and traffic violations.

Troopers stopped Velazquez for an expired inspection dated for December 2019 on Route 60 in the village of Fredonia. After giving troopers a fake name and date of birth, Velazquez attempted to flee officers by foot, running through the Walmart parking lot where he was quickly apprehended and placed under arrest.

Velazquez was transported to the Fredonia barracks and further investigation revealed that he was wanted by the U.S. Marshals for probation violation. Velazquez was transported and remanded to Chautauqua County Jail.


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