Tri-county blotter


State police, FBI seek wanted man

WALLKILL —The state police and FBI Hudson Valley Safe Streets Task Force are asking the public for help finding a fugitive wanted on a warrant in relation to a 2019 homicide in the town.

According to a news release, in December 2019, an Orange County grand jury indicted Jamaad Murphy for second-degree murder in the shooting death of Matthew Napoleoni. The FBI is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to Murphy’s arrest.

Napoleoni was shot Nov. 3, 2019 outside the “Made in Puerto Rico Latin Cuisine and Sports Bar” at 505 Schutt Road Ext.

Murphy is described as 5 foot 10 inches tall, about 180 pounds, with a tattoo on his left arm that reads “Rachel.”

Anyone with information leading to Murphy’s arrest could get up to $10,000. They should contact the FBI New York or the state police at (845) 344-5300. Murphy has ties to North Carolina and could be in that area. Murphy is to be considered armed and dangerous.

By Kerry Minor

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