Fugitive taken into custody in Utica, law enforcers report

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A 40-year-old man wanted in the State of Georgia for a violent robbery was taken into custody following a foot pursuit in the City of Utica earlier this month, according to law enforcement officials.

The U.S. Marshals said Jesse Patterson, of Georgia, was wanted out of Stephens County for an armed robbery and aggravated assault that took place in January. Local police said Patterson threatened a man with a handgun during a robbery, then beat the man with a metal tire iron in front of the man’s 11-year-old daughter.

Cash and firearms were taken during the robbery, law enforcers said and a manhunt for Patterson ensued.

Authorities said Patterson was eventually located in Utica on May 10. The Utica Police and the Marshals’ Regional Fugitive Task Force took Patterson into custody following a brief foot chase in the city.

Patterson is currently being held in the county jail and is expected to be extradited back down to Georgia.

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