Utica police searching for 7 wanted suspects, including 1 charged with murder

Utica police have arrested three of the suspects on its latest ‘Ten Most Wanted’ list, but are still looking for seven others, three of whom have been wanted since at least February.

Posted: Jun 8, 2021 2:54 PM
Updated: Jun 8, 2021 4:21 PM

UTICA, N.Y. – Utica police have arrested three of the suspects on its latest ‘Ten Most Wanted’ list, but are still looking for seven others, three of whom have been wanted since at least February.

Charles Phillips is wanted on second-degree murder charges in the death of 17-year-old Jahzeir Johnson, who was killed in December of 2020. Police have been searching for him since then.

Police have also been searching for Omar Thompson and Laquea Lawrence for several months. Both are facing first-degree criminal contempt charges.

Warrants are still out on the following suspects:

  • Ramel Poole, criminal contempt
  • Michael Wiatr, criminal possession of a weapon
  • Moss Berkley, criminal contempt
  • Anthony Zammiello, violation of probation

The following suspects have been arrested on the listed charges:

  • Jason Furgal, robbery
  • Monica Hill, criminal possession of a weapon
  • Jesse Marshall, sex offender failed to report

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of the wanted suspects can call the UPD Warrants Unit at 315-223-3580, Investigator Williams at 315-725-1744 or Investigator Cerminaro at 315-690-1834.

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