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Armed robbery fugitive, accused of severely beating man, captured in Utica

The fugitive was evading arrest when he was captured, and led police on a foot chase.

Posted: May 22, 2019 7:51 AM
Updated: May 22, 2019 11:16 AM

UTICA, N.Y. -- The United States Marshals have arrested a Georgia fugitive in Utica. The man was wanted for armed robbery in Georgia, that left one man severely injured.

Jesse Patterson, 40 of Georgia, was arrested May 10 in Utica by U.S. Marshals. The Utica Police Department Uniform Division assisted in the case.

Patterson was evading arrest when he was captured, and led police on a foot chase.

Police say that during the armed robbery, Patterson had a handgun and severely beat a person with a metal tire iron while the victim's 11-year-old daughter watched.

An undisclosed amount of money was taken, as well as an unknown number of firearms.

Patterson was also wanted in Georgia for other violations.

In a statement, U.S. Marshal for the Northern District of New York, David McNulty said:

“Mr. Patterson is obviously a danger to society whether it is in Utica, New York, or Georgia. We are proud to have secured his capture and wish to thank both the community and all our fellow law enforcement agencies whose cooperation was so very important in this case.”

NEWSChannel 2 will continue to follow this story as soon as any new updates become available.

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