Man Wanted In Connection With Triple Homicide In New York Arrested In Bar Harbor
A man who was wanted in connection with a triple homicide in New York was arrested in Bar Harbor Thursday.
According to The Ellsworth American, 29-year-old Travis Blake was taken into custody on Eden street, after being sought in connection with the death of a woman and her relatives in New York.
"Blake is accused in the slaying of his estranged girlfriend, Karlene Barnett, 55, her son Dervon Brightly, 36, and her niece Varshanna Malcolm, 22, according to the New York Post. The family was stabbed to death, according to news reports. The bodies were found June 24."
A news report from NBC New York said Members of the Regional Fugitive Task Force worked with local law enforcement to apprehend Blake, following the grisly discovery of the three bodies last week.
"Malcolm was found on a bed in a second-floor room of the South Jamaica home. She had apparent signs of trauma to her body and two puncture wounds to her chest. Law enforcement sources had said her hands were bound together and tape covered her mouth. Barnett's body was found with multiple stab wounds in the basement of the home. Also in the basement was Brightly. He had head trauma."
The reports said that Blake had been on the run for a week.
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