U.S. moves in with extradition request after arrest of fugitive
The United States (U.S) fugitive who was wanted for murder and was nabbed by local law enforcement early today could face extradition soon.
Troy Anthony Thomas of 32nd Street, South Ozone Park, Queens, New York, U.S.A appeared before Magistrate Sherdel Isaacs-Marcus at the Georgetown Magistrate’s Court today where the application for extradition was made by a representative of the U.S. Government.
He is expected to return to court on March 26, 2018, for a report on the extradition process. He will remain in custody.
Currently, his fiancé Lolita Callendar, called “Lola”, of East Ruimveldt, Georgetown, who police wanted for threatening behaviour, is in police custody for allegedly harbouring the fugitive.
Police headquarters said that an intelligence-led operation which commenced on January 31, 2018, resulted in the arrest Thomas of who allegedly murdered Keith Frank on December 11, 2011.
Keith Frank, who had moved to Queens from Guyana at age 12, died shortly before his 21st birthday. The New York Police Department suspected that Thomas shot him once in the torso at around 4:45 a.m. Dec. 11, 2011. At the time, Frank’s daughter was just eight-months-old.
Thomas had fled the U.S. after an arrest warrant was issued for him.
Police swooped down on Thomas at about 02:00 hrs today at a location in Liliendaal, East Coast Demerara.