IN CUSTODY: Fugitive of the Week Shayne Koons caught

On The Lookout - Fugitive of the Week

UPDATE: A tip from a viewer got a big investigation going tonight that resulted in the capture of Fugitive of the Week Shayne Koons, who we just profiled on Monday.

Detectives with the Onondaga County Sheriff’s Warrant Squad arrested Koons around 9 tonight at the Vincent Apartments in Syracuse, along with his brother Brett.

Coons will be locked up on the warrant for criminal possession of stolen property and may face additional charges in connection with two recent armed robberies.

(PREVIOUS/WSYR-TV) — Shayne Koons, 23, is wanted by the Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office for criminal possession of stolen property and is also the suspect in two armed robberies. He’s considered armed and dangerous.

On March 17 around 11 p.m., a customer at the Speedway in Nedrow went in to get a coffee and left his Dodge Durango running in the parking lot. When he came out he saw his car being driven south on Salina Street. Five hours later the same Durango was involved in a hit-and-run at the Onondaga Nation Smoke Shop. 

Nearly an hour later the car was found in a ditch by the Nation Police. A female was found in the passenger seat — she told Sheriff’s Deputies that Koons picked her up that night and after crashing into the ditch, ran off.

Koons — 5-foot-8, 150 pounds with black hair and brown eyes — is believed to be staying on the Onondaga Nation. His brother, Brett Koons, (who is also wanted for violation of probation) may also be with him.

In 2015, Shayne was arrested with Brett for assaulting a random male in Syracuse and stealing his cell phone. In 2017 he was arrested for stabbing a man in the neck. He’s also been arrested for parole violations, drug possession, larceny and possession of stolen property.

If you know where Koons is, call the Sheriff’s Unit Confidential Tip line at (315) 435-3032.

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