Cops: ‘Most Wanted’ Fugitive James Wade Barclay Nabbed After 25 Years On Lam
NEWARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — The New Jersey State Police say they’ve arrested a man on the state’s “most wanted” list who has been on the run for more than two decades.
The agency’s fugitive unit arrested James Wade Barclay in Pennsylvania on Saturday after a multi-agency investigation.
Barclay has been at large since his 1989 arrest in Cinnaminson Township on charges he sexually assaulted a 10-year-old.
Barclay pleaded guilty to the charges but failed to appear for sentencing in September 1991, according to police.
Police learned in recent weeks that Barclay had allegedly been using the alias James C. Toryone and been working as a tractor-trailer driver.
He’s been held in a Somerset County jail on $5 million bail, awaiting extradition to New Jersey.
It’s not clear if Barclay has an attorney.
“This arrest demonstrates our unwavering commitment to capture wanted fugitives,” said Col. Rick Fuentes, superintendent of the New Jersey State Police.
You May Also Be Interested In These Stories
- Fireworks Return To Jones Beach For First Time In Five Years
- Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks Light Up Sky Over East River
- 4 Injured After Multi-Alarm Fire Rips Through Residential Building In Bushwick
- Yonkers Man Drowns During Independence Day Swim At Jersey Shore
(TM and © Copyright 2014 CBS Radio Inc. and its relevant subsidiaries. CBS RADIO and EYE Logo TM and Copyright 2014 CBS Broadcasting Inc. Used under license. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)