Lake Placid police arrest fugitive from Mississippi

LAKE PLACID — A Macon, Mississippi, man was arrested here Friday, May 10 after police learned he was wanted in his home state on weapon possession charges.

Nicholas D. McCloud, 27, was arrested by Lake Placid police and charged with being a fugitive from justice, a felony, and driving without a license, without headlights and without taillights, all infractions.

McCloud was pulled over on Saranac Avenue at 2:55 a.m., according to Lake Placid police Assistant Chief Charles Dobson.

Police say their investigation revealed McCloud was wanted in the state of Mississippi on charges of possession of a firearm by a felon and possession of a stolen firearm, both felonies. According to Lt. Robert Elmore with the Oktibbeha County Sheriff’s Office, McCloud was indicted by a grand jury on those charges in January.

Mississippi law enforcement sent out a warrant for his arrest that month, according to Dobson and Elmore.

“It appears he was in the (Lake Placid) area for work-related reasons,” Dobson said, declining to say where McCloud was working.

McCloud was arraigned in Lake Placid Village Court Friday. He was remanded to the Essex County Jail in Lewis on no bail.

According to the Essex County court clerk’s office, an extradition hearing was held later that day for McCloud. He’s expected to be extradited to Mississippi within 30 days. The Oktibbeha County Sheriff’s Office has already arranged his transportation, according to Elmore.

As of Tuesday evening, McCloud was listed as being in custody at the Essex County Jail.

McCloud was previously arrested and charged with grand larceny in Mississippi in April 2015, according to The Commercial Dispatch, a newspaper based in Columbus and Starkville. He was reported as having later been arrested again and charged with the same crime on Aug. 14, 2015, and last April for violating the terms of his probation. It’s unclear if he was convicted of those crimes. No further records were immediately available.

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