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Wanted fugitive arrested in Boonville

BOONVILLE, N.Y. (WKTV) - The Oneida County Sheriff Office arrested a wanted fugitive on Route 12 in the Town of Boonville after pulling him over for speeding.

Authorities say that a deputy pulled over 26-year-old Wilson Canela for speeding. The man is also known as Wilson Valerio.

Canela gave deputies conflicting addresses in the Lowville area and New Jersey. A subsequent check of motor vehicle records in New Jersey revealed Canela was wanted on multiple charges with a nationwide extradition back to New Jersey.

According to authorities in Union County, New Jersey, Canela is facing up to 15 years in prison after absconding on charges of false impersonation, theft by deception and computer theft, both felonies.

Canella was taken into custody and charged with being a fugitive from justice.

He was arraigned in the Town of Marcy Court and committed to the Oneida County Correctional Facility with no bail, awaiting extradition proceedings.

The Boonville Village Police Department assisted at the scene.

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