Athens police nab man wanted in New York

A 27-year-old Athens man was arrested Thursday by an officer who saw him in a vehicle on West Broad Street and conducted a traffic stop because he was aware that he was wanted for a parole violation in New York, Athens-Clarke County police said.

He also was facing local charges of aggravated assault and third-degree cruelty to children, according to police.

The parole violation warrant issued by the New York Department of Corrections stemmed from a firearms conviction, according to the Clarke County Sheriff’s Office.

 

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