---- — CHAMPLAIN — A Merrick man was arrested Wednesday on multiple charges of felony theft.
On Wednesday, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the Champlain port of entry encountered Erkut Aksoy, 58, according to a press release from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
During the secondary examination, additional record checks confirmed that Aksoy was the subject of an active arrest warrant issued out of Las Vegas for multiple charges of felony theft, according to the release.
Officers verified the warrant and confirmed extradition to Nevada.
Aksoy was arrested by Customs and Border Protection officers and was turned over to the custody of the New York State Police pending extradition.
— By Staff Writer Felicia Krieg