Fugitive wanted for Florida murder arrested in Greene County



CATSKILL – A Florida man wanted for murder by the Highlands County
Sheriff’s Office there has been arrested in Catskill on a fugitive

New York State Police and Catskill Village Police Monday arrested Jonathan
Padron, 25, of Sebring, Florida. He is wanted for the murder of Thomas
Nelson, who was shot to death in the parking lot of Genpak LLC on May

The Highlands County Sheriff’s Office contacted New York authorities
after information was developed indicating Padron may have fled to the
Catskill area.

Surveillance was set up in the Village of Catskill and an acquaintance
of Padron was seen in the area of the Uncle Sam Bridge shortly before
6 p.m. while walking with another person.

Police approached the men and identified Padron even though he had shaved
his head, moustache and beard in an attempt to conceal his identity.

He was charged as a fugitive from justice and remanded to the Greene County
Jail to await extradition proceedings.

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