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SFC Al Della Fave, NJSP Public Information Office
(609) 882-2000 x6514
Sgt. Gerald Lewis, x6516
Sgt. Kevin Rehmann, x6515
Det. Stephen Jones, x6513

October 22, 2002

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     New York, N.Y. - Brian Winston Wilson, one of the earliest postings on New Jersey's Twelve Most Wanted list, was apprehended by authorities at his apartment in New York early this morning. Members of the N.J. State Police Fugitive Unit, part of the N.Y./N.J. Regional Fugitive Taskforce, uncovered information indicating that Wilson was on parole under an assumed name and living in New York City. Wilson had been wanted since 1985 for the murder of Zebedee Newmones in Atlantic City.

     The State Police Composite Drawing Unit created an age-progression picture of Wilson, also known as Crazy B and Brian DelVechhio. One version of the drawing included a dreadlock hairstyle, based on information obtained by investigators. One hundred fifty copies of a wanted poster, including the composite drawings, along with an old photograph of Wilson, were forwarded to the N.Y. Parole Commission for distribution to their officers.

     During the week of October 14th, a New York State Parole Officer contacted the New Jersey State Police Fugitive Unit saying that they believed Wilson was on parole with their department under the name Paul McKnight and living in an apartment on Amsterdam Avenue. The McKnight name was the same as the mother of Wilson's son, and one of his addresses listed with N.Y. Parole matched a previously known address for Wilson's sister.

     Based on this information, members of the N.J. State Police Fugitive Unit, N.J. Department of Corrections Special Investigations Division, Fugitive Unit, the N.Y.P.D. Manhattan Violent Felony Warrant Squad, and the N.Y. State Parole Commission converged on Wilson's apartment. When the fugitive answered the door, he was shown a copy of the 1985 wanted poster bearing his old photograph. Resigned to the inevitable, Wilson asked if he could kiss his girlfriend goodbye. He was then taken into custody and transported to the Manhattan Warrant Squad office for processing.

     "In addition to the murder of Newmones, who was shot five times with a handgun on September 14, 1984, Brian Wilson is a suspect in several other Atlantic City and New York City murder investigations. His wanted poster information states that Wilson was believed to be an enforcer for a narcotics trafficker and possibly carried an automatic pistol with a silencer

     Wilson came to the United States as young child from Trinidad. He had served six years in New York Prisons for narcotics offenses prior to his parole.

     Arrangements are being made for New York and New Jersey investigators to interview Wilson in jail.

     The N.Y./N.J. Regional Fugitive Taskforce is a joint initiative of the U.S. Attorney's Office, the U.S. Marshal's Office, N.J. Office of the Attorney General, the New Jersey State Police and local law enforcement in all 21 counties of the state.

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