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Seizure Leads to Arrest of Manville Man Wanted by Police in Two States

An effort by police to look up an injured man’s address so his bicycle could be returned to him ended up with the man in handcuffs, police said.

Derek Ray, 26, of Manville was charged Sept. 24 with being a fugitive from justice after police discovered that he was wanted in Virginia and Tennessee.

It all started when police responded to a call of a bicyclist having a seizure on the towpath, near the Blackwell’s Mills Causeway. Police said when they arrived, they found the man who turned out to be Ray unconscious on the ground.

He was transported to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick, for treatment, police said.

While looking up his address so Ray’s bike could be returned to him, police said, they found that he had pending charges of fraud from Patrick County, Virginia and larceny from Washington County, Tennessee.

Police said officials in Virginia said they wanted Ray back there, so police arrested Ray after he’d been medically cleared at the hospital.

Ray is being held at Somerset County Jail, Somerville, in lieu of $50,000 cash bail, pending extradition to Virginia, police said.

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