Massachusetts State Police Media Release – 04072015 – State Police Track Down Greenfield Fugitive In Florida
Yesterday, Detective Sergeant Daniel McCarthy of the Greenfield Police Department contacted the Massachusetts State Police Violent Fugitive Apprehension Section and requested assistance in tracking down a man who, while out on bail and wearing a GPS electronic monitoring bracelet, had cut off the device and gone on the run.
The wanted man, 24-year-old DEREK LECOMPTE of Greenfield, was out on bail for charges which included Posing a Child in the Nude, Withholding Evidence from Criminal Procedure, and Resisting Arrest. After cutting off the GPS bracelet, LECOMPTE reportedly threatened that he would not be taken alive by police.
After conducting an extensive investigation in Western Massachusetts with assistance from the State Police Special Tactical Operations (STOP) Team, members of the fugitive unit developed information which indicated that LECOMPTE was at a Greyhound Bus Station in Miami, Florida. They then enlisted the services of the Miami Dade Police Department Fugitive Unit, who subsequently located LECOMPTE this evening at the bus station and took him into custody without incident.