WILKES-BARRE, Pa. -- City police said they captured a man Thursday wanted on homicide charges in New York City.
Michael James, 30, was captured after he was spotted with another man walking a Pit Bull in the area of South Franklin and Ross streets. He was apprehended after short chase.
Police said the Pit Bull was shot when it attempted to attack officers. The dog was treated for a gunshot wound, police said.
Police said they received information that a person wanted for criminal homicide and parole violations in New York was staying at a residence on South Franklin Street.
James was not located at the residence but was later seen with another man walking the dog. James attempted to elude capture and was apprehended in the area of South Main and Ross streets, police said.
Published reports in New York City say James was wanted for a fatal stabbing on West 114th Street, Harlem, on Aug. 20.
Records from the New York State Division of Parole and New York State Department of Prisons say James was sentenced in March 2010 to two years in prison on a conviction of sale of a controlled substance. He was paroled July 15, 2011, records say.
Copyright 2011 - The Times Leader, Wilkes-Barre, Pa.
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