City of Newburgh Police Commissioner José A. Gomérez announced the apprehension and arrest of Lamont Williams on a warrant issued for the September 29 homicide of 29-year-old City of Newburgh resident Daquan Corbett near Washington and Clark streets. Acting on intelligence gathered during the month-long investigation by City of Newburgh Police Detectives and partnering agencies, the suspect was tracked to North Carolina and taken into custody by the United States Marshal Service Regional Task Force. In addition to the homicide of Mr. Corbett, a 5-year-old boy sustained non-life-threatening injuries from the gunfire.
“The City of Newburgh Police Department sends a clear message with the arrest of Lamont Williams: when you commit violence in our City, you will be found and brought to justice,” said Gomérez. “We extend our gratitude to the United States Marshall Service, the New York State Police, the Orange County Sheriff’s Office and members of the Orange County District Attorney’s Office for their partnership and assistance.”
Williams will be arraigned upon his extradition to New York State.