CBP arrests Georgia murder suspects in Niagara Falls

NIAGARA FALLS, New York – US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Port of Buffalo arrested a person who was flown out of the state of Georgia on manslaughter charges.

CBP officials met Dontavia Timmons, a 36-year-old US citizen from Atlanta, Georgia, at the Rainbow Bridge border crossing yesterday. During the investigative process, CBP officials determined that Timmons had an active murder warrant from the National Crime Information Center of Fulton County, Georgia. Further investigation confirmed the warrant, which also included additional charges of double murder, armed robbery, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and possession of a firearm while committing a crime.

Rainbow Bridge Border Crossing in Niagara Falls, NY

“This arrest is a prime example of the dangerous individuals our CBP officers encounter at our ports of entry,” said Area Port Director Gaetano Cordone. “Hopefully the arrest of this person will bring some comfort to the family of the victim. We thank our law enforcement partners for working with us to ensure this fugitive is brought to justice.”

Upon validation of the warrant by the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office, the individual was turned over to the New York State Police and is currently being held in the custody of the Niagara County Sheriff’s Office awaiting extradition to Georgia.

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