Bristol Police Arrest Fugitive Wanted in Puerto Rico, NY

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    One of three men who police talked to while investigating a possible trespassing incident on Bristol Housing Authority property Monday night turned out to be a fugitive from justice wanted in New York City and Puerto Rico on drug and gang violence charges, police said.

    Police arrested Hector Luis Matos, 29, of Landry Street in Bristol, after learning there were outstanding warrants in Puerto Rico and New York City for his arrest. There were two warrants for his arrest out of Puerto Rico on charges of felony distribution of marijuana and in New York he was wanted on a gang assault charge.

    Bristol patrol officers encountered Matos when they saw three men sitting on a guardrail near the upper portion of Davis Drive at 6:20 p.m. on Monday. Since Davis Drive is part of the Bristol Housing Authority, police said that people found there who aren't residents or guests of people living in the neighborhood are subject to trespassing charges.

    When police ran his name, they discovered the outstanding warrants from Puerto Rico and New York for his arrest The department notified Puerto Rico's Warrant Extradition Unit and an agent there told police that they planned to extradite Matos.

    Bristol police charged him with two counts of fugitive from justice and held him in custody on a combined bond of $400,000.

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