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Franklin Lakes NJ, Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Dennis Calo announced the arrest of DAVEY SCOTT (DOB: 10/09/69, formerly of 253 South Clinton Street, East Orange, New Jersey currently residing in Kingston, Jamaica).
The arrest, which took place in Jamaica on Tuesday, January 23, 2018, is the result of an investigation conducted by members of the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office (“BCPO”) under the direction of Chief Robert Anzilotti, the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office under the direction of Sheriff Michael Saudino, and the United States Marshals Service NY/ NJ Regional Fugitive Task Force under the direction of District of New Jersey United States Marshal Juan Mattos, Jr.
The underlying charges stem from an investigation conducted in December 2001 by the BCPO and the Franklin Lakes Police Department. During the course of an undercover narcotics operation, Davey SCOTT attempted to sell over 25 pounds of marijuana to an undercover detective of the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotics Task Force.
As officers moved in to arrest SCOTT, he attempted to flee the scene in his vehicle, striking a BCPO detective as he did so. SCOTT was ultimately arrested, charged, and indicted for Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance with the Intent to Distribute the Same, a crime of the 1st Degree; Aggravated Assault on a Police Officer, a crime of the 2nd Degree; and Hindering Apprehension, a crime of the 3rd Degree. Upon posting bond, SCOTT failed to appear in Bergen County Superior Court to answer the charges and on January 9, 2004, a Bench Warrant was issued for his arrest. In 2007, he was added to the Bergen County Sheriff’s Most Wanted List.
Over the next 13 years, detectives from the BCPO and the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office, with the assistance of the United States Marshal’s Service NY/ NJ Regional Fugitive Task Force, gathered intelligence and followed leads to determine SCOTT’s whereabouts. SCOTT was eventually located in Kingston, Jamaica, where he was actively working as a DJ under the moniker “DJ Tallman.”
Given that SCOTT is a Jamaican National, prosecutors and detectives filed for and were granted extradition for SCOTT to be returned to the United States to face the aforementioned charges.
During the early morning hours of Tuesday, January 23, 2018, SCOTT was arrested in Kingston, Jamaica without incident by the United States Marshals Service. He is being lodged in a facility in Jamaica pending extradition to the United States.
Acting Prosecutor Dennis Calo would like to thank the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office and the United States Marshals Service for their assistance in this investigation.