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Police: Former ‘Fugitive of the Week’ caught jaywalking, now in custody

A Syracuse man wanted on multiple charges who was featured as NewsChannel 9’s Fugitive of the Week is now in police custody.
Syracuse (WSYR-TV) – A Syracuse man wanted on multiple charges who was featured as NewsChannel 9’s Fugitive of the Week is now in police custody.

Syracuse Police say Louis Telfair was taken into custody Monday morning and booked on warrant charges.

An officer stopped to question Telfair at 6:00 a.m. when he spotted the fugitive jaywalking, police told NewsChannel 9.

Police say Telfair wouldn’t cooperate and refused to give the officer his name. The officer took him to booking where his identity was revealed, along with his outstanding warrants.


Louis Telfair
Louis Telfair
Profile: Louis Telfair
Profile: Louis Telfair
Teardrop tattoo near left eye
Teardrop tattoo near left eye
January 21, 2013:

Syracuse (WSYR-TV) -- There are four warrants on file for this week’s fugitive.

Louis Telfair, Jr., is wanted for criminal contempt in the first degree (a felony), endangering the welfare of a child (a misdemeanor), harassment (a violation) and criminal contempt in the second degree (a misdemeanor).

Police say he hit his girlfriend in front of their one year old child.

“He caused a laceration to her lip, some swelling to her face, again all in the presence of their one year old child,” explained Sgt. John Savage with the Syracuse Police Warrant Squad.

Police say the violence has escalated and this isn’t the first time Telfair has violated an order to stay away from his girlfriend.

“He continues to violate that. He is no stranger to us, even at only 28 years old. He’s had 25 prior arrests,” Sgt. Savage continued.

The Warrant Squad is asking for your help tracking him down.

Telfair is 5’8” tall and 140 pounds. He has a tear drop tattoo on the corner of his left eye and his left eye is cloudy and bloodshot.

If you know where he is, call the tip line at 442-5230. All tips will remain confidential.
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