Champlain - U.S. Customs and Border Protection Field Operations announced the apprehension of a United States permanent resident wanted in Kentucky on larceny charges.
On January 20, CBP officers encountered James Earl Pittman, a 42-year-old United States citizen from Yonkers, N.Y., as he applied for admission into the United States at the Champlain, N.Y. port of entry. A primary name query revealed that Mr. Pittman may be the subject of an active arrest warrant out of the state of Kentucky.
CBP officers conducted records checks, to include fingerprint queries, which verified that Mr. Pittman was in fact the subject of an active nation-wide no bond warrant issued by the Boone County Sherriff's Department.
CBP officers verified the validity of the warrant and confirmed extradition to Kentucky. Mr. Pittman was arrested and turned over to the custody of the New York State Police pending extradition to Kentucky.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.