U.S. Customs and Border Protection took a man in custody for murder committed in Georgia at a Niagara Falls border crossing Wednesday.
Customs and Border Protection stated that Dontavia Timmons (36), a woman from Atlanta, Georgia was taken into custody during an examination at the Port of Buffalo. Officers discovered that a warrant was out for his arrest.
The warrant contained charges for murder, aggravated attack with a deadly weapons, armed robbery and possession of firearms during the commission of a crime.
After Customs and Border Protection officers confirmed that the warrant was valid with Fulton County Sheriff’s Office, Georgia, Timmons were turned over to New York State Police and are now under the control of the Niagara County Sheriff’s Office.
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Officials said that Timmons is currently in Georgia awaiting extradition .
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Gaetano Corone, Area Port Director, said that this arrest is a prime example the dangers our CBP officers face at our ports-of-entry. “The victim’s family will be relieved by the arrest of this individual. We are grateful to our law enforcement partners who worked alongside us in ensuring that the fugitive is brought before justice.