Arrest made in North Carolina for murder of Newburgh man

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NEWBURGH – Police have arrested a Newburgh man in North Carolina in connection with the murder of Laquan Corbett, a 29-year-old Newburgh man, who was killed on September 29 near Washington and Clark streets.

Police Commissioner Jose Gomerez said Lamont Williams was tracked down and arrested following a month-long investigation by Newburgh Police detectives and partnering agencies.

He was taken into custody by the US Marshal Service regional Task Force.

In addition to the murder of Corbett, a five-year-old boy sustained non-life-threatening injuries from the gunfire.

“The City of Newburgh Police Department sends a clear message with the arrest of Lamont Williams: when you commit violence in our city, you will be found and brought to justice,” Gomerez said.

Assisting in the investigation were the US Marshal Service, New York State Police, the Orange County Sheriff’s Office and District Attorney’s Office.