SAYREVILLE—A murder suspect who had evaded police for three years was arrested last Friday after being featured recently on the television show “America’s Most Wanted.”
Carlos Thompson was arrested at 3:15 p.m. on May 15 in a townhouse on Farnham Square after police received a tip. A team of 14 officers participated in the arrest, authorities said. The suspect had apparently been renting the residence in the Reflections townhouse development since November.
Thompson, 33, allegedly attacked a 15-year-old youth for selling CDs on a street in Harlem, N.Y. on June 16, 2005. He was an enforcer for a group of rap artists called the Dipset Crew, according to authorities.
The youth fought back and slashed Thompson’s face with a knife, police said. Thompson allegedly ordered an associate to get a gun from his car, then handed it to a 13-year-old member of his group and ordered him to shoot the victim, police said.
While a fugitive in October 2007, Thompson was a passenger in a car with an intoxicated driver. The driver was involved in an accident in Manhattan and the vehicle flipped over. Thompson crawled out and fled, leaving the injured driver to fend for himself, police said. The driver later died.
Thompson’s extradition to New York was pending.