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FUGITIVE OF THE WEEK: Kent Spratley captured at North Carolina hot dog stand
UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - A man who was wanted by authorities for allegedly shooting someone in the face during a landlord/tenant dispute has been located working at a hot dog stand in North Carolina.
According to U.S. Marshals and the Utica Police, Kent Spratley was wanted for second-degree attempted murder and first-degree criminal use of a firearm.
Police say that on the morning of September 12, 2009, Spratley was involved in a landlord/tenant dispute at 1647 Steuben Street in Utica. During the dispute, police believe Sprately shot the victim in the face with a handgun.
Sprately was featured as the "Fugitive of the Week" on September 14, 2009 and as a result of being featured, the NY/NJ Regional Fugitive Task Force received numerous leads.
Over the course of the investigation numerous leads were pursued by United States Marshals task force members in the Southern District of New York, Western District of North Carolina, Eastern District of North Carolina and the Middle District of North Carolina.
On Thursday, April 1, 2010, local task force investigators developed information that Spratley was working at a hotdog vender's stand in Durham, NC.
United States Marshals Service task force members in the Middle District of North Carolina began checking street vendors in the city of Durham and observed Spratley working at a hotdog stand where he was arrested by task force members without incident.
Spratley is currently being held in North Carolina pending extradition back to Oneida County to answer these charges.