Sheriff unveils 10 Most Wanted list

Posted 5/21/19

WHITESTOWN — The Oneida County Sheriff’s Office unveiled their annual Ten Most Wanted list of fugitives on Monday. One suspect on the list — Tomas Zavalidroga — has already been taken into …

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Sheriff unveils 10 Most Wanted list

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WHITESTOWN — The Oneida County Sheriff’s Office unveiled their annual Ten Most Wanted list of fugitives on Monday.

One suspect on the list — Tomas Zavalidroga — has already been taken into custody. And there is only one holdover from last year’s list.

Zavalidroga, age 57, has been wanted since fleeing law enforcement officers in the area of Main Street in the Village of Remsen in July 2018, authorities said. Zavalidroga had an open warrant for criminal contempt.

Between creating the Ten Most Wanted list and unveiling it to the public on Monday, authorities said Zavalidroga was taken into custody earlier this month in Morris, New Jersey, authorities said. Zavalidroga is scheduled to be returned to Oneida County.

Zavalidroga was previously convicted after a jury trial in 2016 of leaving his mother alone in the woods in Oneida for several days in July 2014. He was latest sentenced to one year in jail.

Nine Remaining most wanted:

Marino A. Medina, age 46, wanted for second-degree assault. Medina was also on the 2018 Ten Most Wanted list.

Ebae Shambley-Poteat, age 21, wanted for seventh-degree possession of a controlled substance.

Ruvim Mikhalevich, age 26, wanted for criminal mischief.

Marcus E. Rivera, age 21, wanted for seventh-degree
possession of a controlled
substance.

Sarah M. Barrett, age 44, wanted for fourth-degree possession of stolen property.

Earl A. Howard, 27, wanted for first-degree contempt.

Hector Mercado, 52, wanted for failing to report a change of address as a registered sex offender.

Justin Pate, age 34, wanted for third-degree mischief and second-degree trespass.

Miguel L. Aquino-Jimenez, age 31, wanted for fifth-degree possession of a controlled substance.

Anyone who has information on the whereabouts of the suspects can contact the Sheriff’s Office at 315-765-2232 or the U.S. Marshals Regional Fugitive Task Force at 315-690-1834. All calls will be kept confidential.

The Ten Most Wanted lists are compiled every year out of the thousands of open warrants the Sheriff’s Office receives. The warrants typically come from the County Court level, where the suspects have often been indicted for a crime and then never make their return court appearances..

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