Georgia murder suspect arrested at Niagara Falls border, tried to cross into Canada: officials
On Wednesday, a man wanted for murder in Georgia was taken into custody by US Customs and Border Protection at a border crossing in Niagara Falls.
Customs and Border Protection said Dontavia Timmons, 36, of Atlanta, Georgia, was detained during the examination process at the Port of Buffalo when officers learned there was a warrant. judgment against him.
The warrant included charges of homicide, felony charges on two counts of murder, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, armed robbery and possession of a firearm in the commission of a crime.
After Customs and Border Protection officers confirmed the warrant with the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office in Georgia, Timmons was turned over to New York State Police and is now in the custody of the Niagara County Sheriff.
GEORGIA COLLEGE STUDENT ON LIFE SUPPORT AFTER MEXICO SPRING HOLIDAY COLLAPSE RECOVERING NOW: REPORT
Timmons is awaiting extradition to Georgia, officials said.
CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP
“This arrest is a prime example of the dangerous individuals our CBP officers encounter at our ports of entry,” said Port Regional Manager Gaetano Cordone. “The arrest of this individual will hopefully bring some comfort to the victim’s family. We thank our law enforcement partners for working alongside us to bring this fugitive to justice. “