‘Federal Fugitive’ Flees on I-84, Caught Hiding in Hudson Valley
A federal fugitive fled custody on I-84 and was later caught hiding in the Hudson Valley.
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On Thursday, members of the Monticello Police in conjunction with the United States Marshall Service Fugitive Task Force announced the arrest of Jason “Critter” Lajoie.
Police describe the 45-year-old as being an "escaped federal fugitive."
Lajoie was being held in federal custody on weapons and drug offenses. He was granted a furlough in order to attend a funeral in the State of Rhode Island.
On Sunday, Lajoie escaped from a transport vehicle on I-84 in Pike County, Pennsylvania.
On Wednesday the U.S.M.S. Fugitive Task Force developed information that Lajoie was located in a room at the Inn At Monticello at 392 Broadway in the Village of Monticello.
Following surveillance of the location, officers made entry to room #301 at 10:45 PM Wednesday evening and arrested Lajoie without incident.
Lajoie was taken into custody by U.S.M.S and transported to Federal Court in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Additionally assisting was the Sullivan County Sheriff Office.
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