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Fugitive charged with murder is caught

The 26-year-old man charged for a February murder on Holbert Road has been caught in New York.

Members of the U.S. Marshals Service and the New York/New Jersey Fugitive Task Force arrested Davonte Gary Redfern, in Richland County, New York, on Thursday. Redfern was wanted in Henderson County for the murder the Feb. 22, murder of Tristan Kayne Edney. Redfern was charged with first-degree murder after a Grand Jury determined that Redfern willfully and feloniously murdered Edney, the Marshals Service said.

Information was sent out by the US Marshals Service, requesting the public’s assistance with locating Redfern, after determining that Redfern was avoiding apprehension by law enforcement. Information received from the public ultimately led to Redfern’s capture, in New York. Redfern is currently awaiting extradition hearing hearings in Richland County, New York.
Several law enforcement agencies played key roles with locating and apprehending Redfern. Those agencies included U.S. Marshals Service, North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation, Henderson County Sheriff’s Office, North Carolina Department of Public Safety, Asheville Police Department and New York Police Department (120th Precinct).
“This is a great example of federal and local resources working together to apprehend a dangerous fugitive,” said United States Marshal Greg Forest. The U.S. Marshals Service works together with many other agencies to arrest fugitives all over the world.