Troopers Nab Man Wanted on Warrant

State police provided the following information. It does not indicate a conviction.

A man who was working in Southeast and wanted on a warrant for felony charges was turned over Friday to authorities upstate, state police said.

Troopers out of the Route 22 barracks arrested Schenectady resident John Lahut, 44, at about 11 a.m. at an establishment on Turk Hill Road. Local officials said the Scotia Police Department had issued a warrant for Lahut and contacted the Southeast station for assistance.

According to authorities, Lahut was arrested as a fugitive from justice on the following charges: fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property, a misdemeanor; second-degree forgery and second-degree possession of a forged instrument. 

Lahut was turned over to police in Scotia, which is located in Schenectady County.

Officials were unable to provide details on the incident leading up to the warrant, or when it was issued.


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