On The Lookout

Deputies looking for man arrested nearly 100 times in 30 years

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) - Onondaga County Sheriff's Warrant Squad detectives have named Robert Mothersell Jr., 47, as the Fugitive of the Week. 

In the summer of 2018, Syracuse Police initiated a drug investigation at Mothersell's residence on 7th North St. after complaints/tips of considerable pedestrian and vehicular traffic at the residence.

After a lengthy investigation, Police  raided the house in early July and say they found Mothersell, his girlfriend and brother inside with heroin and cocaine, scales and packaging material.

All three were arrested and remanded to the Justice Center.  Mothersell made bail the next day.  

A Grand Jury eventually indicted him.  

A Bench warrant was subsequently signed by County Court Judge Gordon Cuffy on 10/12.

Shortly before the County Court warrant was issued, police say Mothersell showed up at the 7th North St. residence, violating a stay away order of protection the same girlfriend had against him.  

Syracuse Police obtained an arrest warrant from City Court Judge Derrick Thomas on 10/10 when they could not locate him.

According to Sheriff's detectives, Robert Mothersell Jr. has been arrested 97 times since 1987, and has had 57 warrants filed for his arrest.  

They consider him dangerous, has threatened to kill police and resists arrest. Detectives believe he is hiding out on Syracuse's North Side, with help from his family.

Anyone with information should call the Onondaga Co. Sheriff's Office Warrants Squad at (315) 435-3032.


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