April 28, 2013

Police Log: April 28, 2013 — Felony arrest


---- — TICONDEROGA — An out-of-state fugitive from justice was arrested Wednesday in Ticonderoga.

At about 8 p.m., Gary W. Devel, 43, of Dawson, Ala., was stopped by Ticonderoga Police for a brake-light violation, Ticonderoga Police said.

Devel is wanted in Alabama on a grand jury indictment for a charge of possessing and receiving a controlled substance, a felony.

Devel gave police a false name when they interviewed him, police said.

He was arrested and charged with being a fugitive from justice, a felony; false personation, a misdemeanor; aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, a misdemeanor; unlicensed operator of a motor vehicle; driving an unregistered motor vehicle; driving an uninsured motor vehicle; and an inadequate brake lamp.

Devel was arraigned in Ticonderoga Town Court and is in Essex County Jail without bail awaiting extradition to Alabama.

He is also wanted in Georgia for possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, police said.

— By Staff Writer Felicia Krieg