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Fugitive Found in Montauk

Thu, 11/30/2023 - 08:45

A man with sex crime charges pending in North Carolina was taken into custody at the commercial fishing dock off West Lake Drive in Montauk on Nov. 17.

According to the Dare County Court clerk's office, the man, Philip D. Robinson, 33, has been wanted on charges of second-degree sex offense, a felony, and sexual battery, a misdemeanor, since 2018. The official East Hampton Town Police report indicates he had been working as a deckhand on a vessel called Evening Prayer.

Town police got a call from the Coast Guard at about 4 p.m. on Nov. 17 requesting help with the arrest. Robinson, whose address on record is in North Kingstown, R.I., was then turned over to the custody of the Suffolk County Police Department.

As of Monday afternoon, he was still being held at the County Correctional Facility in Yaphank pending extradition to North Carolina.

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