A man wanted for murder in Georgia was arrested by US Customs and Border Protection at a border crossing to Niagara Falls on Wednesday.
Customs and Border Protection said Dontavia Timmons, 36, of Atlanta, Georgia, was arrested during the pre-trial investigation at the Port of Buffalo when officers learned there was a warrant out for his arrest.
The warrant included manslaughter, double murder, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, armed robbery and possession of a firearm while committing a crime.
After Customs and Border Protection officials validated the warrant at the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office in Georgia, Timmons was turned over to the New York State Police and is now in the custody of the Niagara County Sheriff’s Office.
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Customs and Border Protection said in a news release that Dontavia Timmons, 36, of Atlanta, Ga., was arrested during the pre-trial investigation at the Port of Buffalo when officers learned there was a warrant out for his arrest.
Timmons is awaiting extradition to Georgia, officials said.
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“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.”