Suffolk County sheriff’s deputies have arrested an Asharoken man they identified as a fugitive from Florida for the last 14 years.
William Segar, 56, faces multiple charges in Monroe County, Fla., including: battery on a law enforcement officer, felony aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill. felony resisting arrest with violence, domestic battery, felony battery, felony damage property-criminal mischief-$200 or less-previous conviction; and misdemeanor resist officer without violence.
The sheriff’s office said they were reviewing outstanding warrants and found the Florida warrant and tracked the subject down to an old address. Checking public records, they discovered that he had sold that house and had moved. Investigators were able to find a current phone number and track the subject down to an address in Northport, NY, where he was arrested on Friday and taken into custody without incident. He will be extradited to Florida.
Suffolk County Sheriff Dr. Errol D. Toulon, Jr., congratulated the investigators. “The suspect thought he could avoid authorities in Florida by living his life ‘under the radar’ in Suffolk County. Our investigators tracked him down and he will be extradited to Florida to face justice after 14 years on the run.”