Fugitive from justice arrested in Ithaca

Courtesy: Ithaca Police Department

Ithaca Police arrested a man who was wanted by the U.S. Marshals Office.

It happened Thursday night just before 8 o'clock when police responded to a reported car accident at 1008 W. Seneca Street in Ithaca.

When they got there, they recognized Kenneth Clee as a fugitive, but he ran away and into the house.

Ithaca Police set up a perimeter and surrounded the house, then used the Public Address System of a patrol vehicle to communicate with Kenneth Clee.

After a short time, Clee left the house and was taken into custody.

The suspect was wanted for several violations of federal probation, and had an active arrest warrant issued out of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of NY.

He was arraigned on a Fugitive from Justice charge by the Honorable Judge Miller and sent to the Tompkins County Jail without bail.