On the Beat: Man on the run literally found in a hole in the wall
Thomas E. Frost, 44, of Alden, was charged with a felony count of driving while intoxicated Wednesday, Genesee County sheriff's deputies said. Frost was stopped on Route 77 in Darien on reports of erratic driving. He was also ticketed with inadequate muffler and unsafe tire. He was sent to Genesee County Jail in lieu of $15,000 bail.
Juan A. Roman, 30, of Washington Ave., Batavia, was charged with driving while intoxicated Thursday, sheriff's deputies said. Roman was driving on Porter Avenue when he was spotted allegedly driving over the cement curb. He was then stopped by deputies and also ticketed with unsafe backing, unlicensed operation, moving from the lane unsafely and comsumption of alcohol in the vehicle.
Dean F. Ivison, 50, of Byron, was charged with two felony counts of third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance and two felony counts of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, sheriff's deputies said. Ivison allegedly sold cocaine to an agent of the Genesee County Local Drug Task Force.
In regional police news... An Atlanta man wanted for murder was apprehended in Buffalo Thursday, state police said. Willie Lumpkin Jr., 33, was charged with being a fugitive from justice and sent to Erie County Holding Center to await extradition proceedings. Lumpkin was wanted on a murder warrant issued in March, 2007, and a subsequent charge of unlawful flight to avoid prosecution issued out of Atlanta that same month. State police, U.S. Marshals and the FBI searched for over a year for Lumpkin.
A tip to Crime Stoppers aided police in finding Lumpkin who was hiding in an attic crawl space at a residence in Buffalo. He refused to come out once he had been found, and the state police and U.S. Marshals had to cut a hole in the wall to remove him. No injuries were reported.