The Journal Register (Medina, NY)

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February 20, 2013

Man wanted by task force found

Medina Journal-Register — The man who fled from Orleans County Major Felony Crime Task Force investigators in December is in custody after being apprehended in Erie, Penn. last week.

After a months-long investigation by the task force, Allen M. Young was taken into custody Friday afternoon by the Pennsylvania State Police after a stop of his vehicle on the I-90 near Erie, Penn.

According to the report, Young disappeared after a Dec. 13 incident in a parking lot near the intersection of Routes 104 and 63 in Ridgeway. After being approached by investigators, Young got in his vehicle and departed westbound at a high rate of speed, nearly striking the investigators.

Moments later, the Orleans County Dispatch received a 911 call reporting a motor vehicle accident a mile north of Ridge Road on Marshall Road, where Young’s vehicle had went off of the road into a front yard. An attempt to locate Young, who had fled into a large wooded area, was unsuccessful.

As a result of the initial investigation, police seized more than 1 lb. of marijuana, more than 1.5 lbs. of methylone, the federally-controlled substance commonly known as bath salts, a scale, packaging and other drug paraphernalia.

According to OCMFCTF Supervising Investigator Joseph Sacco, police received information from an anonymous source in February that Young was back in the area with a female companion from West Seneca. The source also provided information regarding the vehicle they were operating, including its out-of-state license plate, which investigators provided to the New York State Police and the Pennsylvania State Police.

Young is wanted on several felony charges and also faces potential federal charges. He is being held in the Erie County (Penn.) Jail.

His apprehension was a joint effort between U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the U.S. Marshals Service, The New York State Police and Pennsylvania State Police.

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