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Federal Marshals Apprehend New Jersey Kidnap, Shooting Suspect in North Carolina

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Sedean A. McCoy was arrested by federal marshals in North Carolina in connection with a kidnap and shooting in New Jersey June 24th. Credits: Courtesy Somerset County Prosecutor's Office
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SOMERVILLE, N.J. – Federal marshals have apprehended a New Jersey man in North Carolina wanted in connection with a shooting and kidnapping in North Plainfield, according to Acting Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

Sedean A. McCoy, 30, of 5th Street, Plainfield, was arrested without incident at a residence in Henderson, NC early Friday by federal marshals assigned to the U.S. Marshal’s Violent Fugitive Task Force, according to Robertson who said Somerset County will seek to extradite McCoy back to New Jersey.

McCoy has been charged with 1st Degree Carjacking, 2nd Degree Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose, 2nd Degree Possession of a Handgun without a Permit to Carry, and 3rd Degree Aggravated Assault in connection with the June 24 incident in the parking lot of a Quick Chek store on Somerset Street.

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Robertson gave this account:

North Plainfield police responded to a 911 call reporting that a person had been shot in the parking lot. A 44-year-old Plainfield resident was found with a gunshot wound to his thigh. The victim told police that as he was entering the driver side door of his vehicle, a man later identified by police as McCoy entered the vehicle through the front passenger side door and produced a handgun.

A struggle ensued and the gun discharged. The victim told police he was able to get out of the car, and the suspect drove off in the vehicle. The victim was transported for medical attention, treated and released.

Five days later, police spotted McCoy driving a car in Plainfield. Police made an attempt to stop McCoy, but he sped away. A chase followed through towns in Union and Middlesex counties; McCoy was able to elude police in Piscataway on Route 287.

Law enforcement agencies then sought help from the US Marshals Services - NY/NJ Regional Fugitive Task Force locating McCoy. 

Robertson credited multiple law enforcement agencies for their efforts in McCoy’s apprehension.

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