Two fugitives wanted in vehicular assault on NYPD officer arrested in Georgetown

Hough and Velasquez

Jason Velasquez, 21, and Calife Hough, 44

Two interstate fugitives wanted in connection with a brutal attack on a New York Police Department officer were arrested, according to Georgetown County Sheriff's Office.

The incident occurred three days ago in the Bronx. NYPD officers responded to reports of a pawn shop being broken into in the Mt. Eden community of the Bronx. A responding NYPD sergeant was struck by a black sedan occupied by burglars fleeing the crime scene. He suffered serious bodily injury and is currently in serious, but stable condition.

Suspects in the attack were quickly identified as Calife Hough, 44 and Jason Velasquez, 21, both of whom reside in the Bronx but have ties to Georgetown County. Intelligence suggested the two were fleeing New York to avoid prosecution and likely headed back to Georgetown.

Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office investigators were joined by Georgetown City Police Department investigators, United States Marshals Office deputies and NYPD officers in the hunt for these fugitives.

On Friday morning, Hough was located and taken into custody in the parking lot of a local Walmart, and Velasquez was also located and arrested, hiding out at a nearby motel.

Both Hough and Velasquez were transported to the Georgetown County Detention Center where they await extradition to New York.

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