Suffolk Sheriff’s Office Makes Felony Arrest of Individual On the Run for 14 Years after Assaulting Police Officer

Fugitive from Florida Living in Asharoken, NY.

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Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office Warrant Bureau Investigators tracked down and apprehended a fugitive from Monroe County, FL, who was on the run for 14 years.
While reviewing outstanding warrants from other Sheriff’s Offices around the country, Deputy Investigators came across a warrant regarding the assault of a police officer in which the wanted person’s last known address was in Suffolk County, NY. The investigators contacted the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office and confirmed that the warrant was still active and that Monroe County would extradite this person.
William Segar, 56, currently of Asharoken, NY, was wanted by the Monroe County, FL, Sheriff’s Office for seven (7) charges: 1) Battery on LEO; 2) Felony Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon Without Intent to Kill on LEO; 3) Felony Resisting Arrest With Violence; 4) Domestic Battery; 5) Felony Battery; 6) Felony Damage Property-Criminal Mischief-$200 Dollars or Less-Previous Conviction; and 7) Misdemeanor Resist Officer Without Violence. 
Investigators tracked the subject down to an old address in Suffolk County. Upon review of public records, they discovered that he had sold that house and had moved. Investigators were able to find a current phone number and track the subject down to an address in Northport, NY, where he was arrested and taken into custody without incident. He will be extradited to Florida.
Also on the same day, Warrant Bureau Investigators arrested another person wanted for assaulting a police officer. Salvador Rivera, 23, of Yaphank, NY, was wanted for Assault in the 2nd Degree on a Police Officer. On April 9, 2021, Rivera punched a police officer in the face, bit, and scratched him to avoid arrest. Investigators located him and he was taken into custody without incident.
Suffolk County Sheriff Dr. Errol D. Toulon, Jr., congratulates his Deputy Investigators for these arrests. “Both of these suspects were wanted for assaulting police officers. In one case, the suspect thought he could avoid authorities in Florida by living his life “under the radar” in Suffolk County. Our investigators tracked him down and he will be extradited to Florida to face justice after 14 years on the run.”