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NYC murder suspect arrested in Amsterdam apartment complex

September 18, 2010
By AMANDA WHISTLE, The Leader-Herald

AMSTERDAM - A man authorities said was associated with a brutal murder in New York City was arrested by city police Thursday after the joint efforts of city police and the New York City Police Department.

About a week ago, city police received a tip from NYPD that Devon Bryant, 24, may have been staying in the Academy Street apartment building.

NYPD sent detectives and a homicide task force to the area and together the two agencies located Bryant in an apartment at the complex.

"He opened up the door and put up zero resistance," Amsterdam police Lt. Gregory Culick said.

The apartment complex was converted from a school into at least 30 apartments with several residents, Culick said.

Culick said he did not know how long Bryant had lived in the area.

"It must have been pretty scary for the residents when they found out they'd been living with someone who was wanted [in connection to] a homicide," Culick said.

On Sept. 28, 2008, Roy Huntley was brutally beaten and then shot and killed in New York City, according to a reward poster offering up to $2,000 in cash for information leading to the arrest and indictment of four men wanted in connection to the incident.

The other three men were already found and one of them already has been sentenced to prison, authorities said.

Bryant was wanted on a charge of second-degree murder for his alleged connection to that incident.

Police took him back to the station and transported him to New York City.

Amanda Whistle covers Montgomery County news. She can be reached at



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