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Monday, 26 April 2010

"Most Wanted" fugitives has been extradited from the island of Antigua in the West Indies

One of Hudson County's "Most Wanted" fugitives has been extradited from the island of Antigua in the West Indies after his arrest by local authorities working with the U.S. Marshals Service, county officials said yesterday.
"We appreciate, as always, the assistance of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force, especially since we were dealing with an international fugitive," said Hudson County Prosecutor Edward DeFazio of Wednesday's arrest of Weston Gordon, 45, formerly of Clendenny Avenue.
Several Caribbean newspapers reporting on Gordon's arrest refer to him as an ex-police officer, but no additional information is given. He was taken into custody on Feb. 2 and left Antigua for New Jersey on Monday on a flight on which he was escorted by two U.S. marshals.
The Antigua native is wanted in connected with a Sept. 16, 2005 incident on Martin Luther King Drive in Jersey City in which he allegedly attacked a man with a knife in a store after an argument over money.
A warrant for his arrest on the charges of attempted murder, aggravated assault, and weapons offenses was issued on July 18, 2006 when he failed to show up for a court hearing and became a fugitive, Hudson County Assistant Prosecutor Guy Gregory said yesterday.
Assisting in the extradition was the U.S. Marshals International Investigations Branch, U.S. Marshals Jamaica Foreign Field Office, U.S. Marshals District of the Virgin Islands, and the U.S. Department of Justice -- Office of International Affairs.
Gordon's picture ran in The Jersey Journal as one of "Hudson County's Most Wanted."


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