A man wanted in Puerto Rico has been caught in the city of Dunkirk Friday. Argenis Josue Gonzalez-Vargas, 25, was arrested following a traffic stop on West Courtney Street and Lincoln Avenue.
Dunkirk Police stopped the vehicle Gonzalez-Vargas was operating for an expired registration just before 4:30 p.m. Further investigation revealed Gonzalez-Vargas was wanted by officials from the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico on a felony warrant for violating of his probation on a felony drug charge. Gonzalez-Vargas had allegedly fled the country to avoid prosecution for violating probation, which he had been sentenced to in relation to a felony conviction on a charge of dangerous drugs. Officials from Puerto Rico confirmed the warrant and their intention to extradite Gonzalez-Vargas back to the country
He was charged with being a fugitive from justice, a felony, and having an unregistered motor vehicle. Gonzalez-Vargas was transported to Dunkirk Police where he was held without bail.
Argenis Josue Gonzalez-Vargas
He will be arraigned in Dunkirk City Court today and will then likely be transferred to the Chautauqua County Jail while extradition proceedings start.
A passenger in the vehicle, Isai Garcia-Santiago was found to have an outstanding warrant for criminal impersonation out of the city of Jamestown. He was turned over to the Jamestown Police Department.