Bronx Man Wanted for Murder Captured Upstate

By Sasha Gonzales                                                         

A Bronx man wanted for a deadly stabbing in Parkchester last year has been captured at an upstate hideout, officials said.

The U.S. Marshals New York/New Jersey Regional Fugitive Task Force, along with the NYPD and local police, tracked Keith Clarkson, 25, to a home in New Hartford, the U.S. Marshals Service said Friday.

Clarkson and three other men, Dwight Brown, 25, Frederick Strachan, 27, and Edward Binyard, 26, are accused of fatally stabbing Joseph Luna, 34,  at Westchester and Pugsley Avenues in Sept. 2018, authorities said. A second man was also stabbed and survived.

The three other suspects were previously arrested and charged with murder and attempted murder, but Clarkson managed to evade capture until Tuesday, authorities said

NYPD detectives brought him back to the Bronx, where he was arraigned on murder, attempted murder, and gang assault charges, records show. A judge ordered him held without bail.

“Mr. Clarkson is obviously a danger to society whether it is in Utica or the Bronx,” David McNulty, the U.S. Marshal for the Northern District of New York, said in a statement. “We are proud to have secured his capture and wish to thank both the community and all of our fellow law enforcement agencies whose cooperation was so very important in this case.”

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Sasha Gonzales is a Staff Writer for Bronx Justice News covering breaking news and crime. A Bronx native, Sasha is an avid photographer, museum-goer, and reader. She lives in Kingsbridge.