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PCSO News Release

Media Contact:
Eleazer, Carrie

Public Information Office 
News Date: 4/18/2013 

 New Jersey Murder Suspect Fugitive From Justice Arrested In Polk County 


On Wednesday, April 17, 2013, PCSO deputies and members of the U.S. Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force (Tampa and Orlando divisions) arrested a New Jersey fugitive from justice who had a warrant issued on Monday for Homicide. 

On Monday, April 15, 2013, an arrest warrant was issued for 34-year-old Raymond A. Finch (DOB 12/24/78) by Cumberland County, New Jersey, for Murder, Conspiracy to Commit Murder, and Unlawful Possession of a Handgun.  According to the New Jersey authorities, in 2007 Finch shot a woman and her baby while they were sleeping in their home -- the woman's wounds were fatal, and the baby survived but was paralyzed as a result of the wounds.  The homicide remained unsolved until recently, when Finch was identified as the suspect and a warrant was issued for his arrest.

The US Marshals New York/New Jersey Regional Task Force received information that Finch may be in the Kissimmee, Florida, area, and passed that information along to the aforementioned Florida US Marshals Task Force. 

On Wednesday morning, members of the task force assisted by PCSO located Finch at 317 Anchovie Court in Kissimmee.  He was taken into custody without incident, and has been booked into the Polk County Jail where he will await extradition to Cumberland County, New Jersey.   

"This is another great example of what an excellent job the US Marshals Service does communicating information about dangerous felons within their task forces and with other law enforcement agencies.  Thanks to our valuable partnership with the US Marshals, we were able to swiftly apprehend this violent fugitive just two days after his arrest warrant was issued." -  Sheriff Grady Judd