LANCASTER – A 27-year-old fugitive wanted in Massachusetts for attempted murder and other charges was apprehended by local law enforcement, authorities announced.
Andre Wesley was taken into custody Tuesday near a residence on the 6800 block of Agave Street, according to Deputy Joshua Stamsek of the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station.
“Lancaster Station Detectives Alex Smith and Elizabeth Sheppard were contacted by the Massachusetts State Trooper Task Force and advised the state troopers had a possible lead on a fugitive…” Stamsek stated. “The suspect was wanted for a full extradition warrant out of the state of Massachusetts for attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon, and felon in possession of a firearm.”
Wesley was considered armed and dangerous and had “stated via social media that he will not go back to jail,” according to an LASD special bulletin.
Detectives Smith and Sheppard formed a plan, and used the Lancaster Community Appreciation Program (LAN-CAP) team under the supervision of Sergeant Owen, according to Stamsek.
The team set up a containment Tuesday around a residence on the 6800 block of Agave Street, where the fugitive was believed to be residing.
“The suspect attempted to flee the residence and was apprehended by LAN-CAP without incident,” Stamsek stated.