Hudson man wanted for four counts of rape arrested

Jamel Brandow

CITY OF HUDSON – A City of Hudson man, wanted for four counts of rape – intercourse with a person under the age of 11, has been arrested in Utica.

Jamel Brandow, 40, was arrested on Tuesday on an active bench warrant issued by Columbia County Court for failure to appear in court on December 15, 2021.

Hudson detectives have been attempting to locate Brandow since the warrant was issued. He was tracked down to the Utica area with assistance from Utica Police and the US Marshal’s NY/NJ Regional Task Force.

Upon  his return to the region, he was arraigned and remanded to the Columbia County Jail without  bail and a temporary additional order of protection was issued for the victims.

Brandow is also wanted on an outstanding bench warrant from the Town of Greenport where he also failed to appear in court on a felony robbery charge. He is alleged to have robbed a convenience store in the town.

“Det. Sgt. Finn and Det. Pierro scoured social media, obtained a warrant, and located the computer address that Brandow was using,” said Chief L. Edward Moore. “When they tracked him to a shelter in Utica, they wisely solicited the help from the US Marshals and Utica Police. It was a great piece of police work.”