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Spring Valley Man Who Was Subject Of Stony Point Manhunt Is Apprehended

Antonio Kelly Photo Credit: Spring Valley Police
Liberty Street in Stony Point Photo Credit: Google Maps

STONY POINT, N.Y. -- The Spring Valley man who was the subject of a manhunt Friday in Stony Point was apprehended late Saturday morning in Ramsey, N.J., according to Stony Point Police.

Antonio J. Kelly was located at the Maple Shade Motel in Ramsey late this morning, police said.

Kelly was taken into custody with the assistance of U.S. Marshals, NYS Parole, Rockland County Intelligence Unit and Ramsey Police Dept.

At 11:39 a.m. Friday, Kelly, a 31-year-old male with numerous outstanding warrants whose last known address is 40 S. Cole Ave. in Spring Valley, was at the Colonial Plaza. The department responded to the shopping center and located the subject exiting a business. Upon attempting to place the subject under arrest, he fled.

Subsequently, a perimeter was established and a search of the surrounding area was conducted to no avail. The subject is wanted on several outstanding warrants by of the state police in Middletown for abandonment of a child, endangering the welfare of a child, resisting arrest and obstructing government administration. He is also wanted by the Clarkstown Police Department for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.

A reverse 911 was sent out by the Rockland County Sheriff’s Office to alert residents regarding the police activity. The heading of the alert indicated it was an actual “Terrorist or Criminal Threat Alert,” however this was system error, and was a police emergency only.

The Stony Point Police were assisted by the Town of Haverstraw Police, the Rockland County Sheriff’s Department K-9 Unit, Rockland County Intel, Rockland County Sheriffs Aviation and Rockland County Patrol Units, the NY.Park Police K-9 Unit, the New York State Police, NYS Parole.Stony Point Police say the dangerous suspect they were pursuing Friday afternoon is at large and still wanted but he is out of the area and are they no longer pursuing him. He is still wanted by law enforcement.

State police joined in the search that included canine units and a helicopter.

Police were looking for a subject near 146 S. Liberty Drive. The police had urged residents in the area to stay indoors before calling off the search.

Schools in the vicinity were on lockdown, but after the search was called off, students were released at regular dismissal times.

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