Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Man wanted for drug trafficking turned over to feds
A 29-year-old Asbury Park man, wanted on drug trafficking charges out of Honduras, was arrested following a traffic stop on Route 138 Monday, police said. Hugo Hernan Erazo Argueta was a passenger in a car stopped by Patrolman Eric Jennings on the state highway near New Bedford Road around 8:17 p.m., Sgt. Ken Brown said. Argueta was found to be listed as an Interpol fugitive warrent stemming from drug trafficking charges in Honduras, Brown said. Argueta was turned over to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency, Brown said.
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
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The case of George Wright, who spent 41 years on the lam after escaping from prison in New Jersey after his conviction in the murder of a Wall gas station attendent in the 1960s, is the subject of a Congressional hearing before the Helsinki Commission. We're covering it live at 2 p.m. The event will be streamed live here. Watch the hearing and join the chat!
Helsinki Commission to hear testimony Wednesday in the case of George Wright
The Helsinki Commission, a Congressional commission headed by U.S. Rep. Christopher H. Smith, R-N.J., Wednesday afternoon is scheduled to hold a hearing on international fugitives, using the case of George Wright -- the escaped prisoner who was convicted of murdering a Wall gas station attendent in the 1960s and is now living in Portugal. Among those scheduled to testify at the 2 p.m. hearing on Captiol Hill is Ann Patterson, of Howell, the daughter of Walter Patterson who was killed by a young George Wright at a Wall Township gas station in 1962 during a robbery. The event will be streamed live here. Portuguese police captured the 68-year-old Wright near the capital Lisbon last September, ending his four decades on the lam after escaping …