Friday, February 17, 2017

Man Wanted For Homicide in New York Found Using Fake Identity in Schuylkill County

A New York man wanted for homicide has been charged with using giving a fake name to police in Schuylkill County after an incident last year.

On Sept. 25, 2016, Pottsville Police arrested a male who identified himself as “Quan Robinson” for his involvement in a shooting incident near the 100 block of S. Progress Avenue. Upon being taken into custody, the man refused to speak with Pottsville Police about his involvement in that incident, and because he possessed no identification at the time he was taken into custody.

Police say that there was no record of his existence under "Quan Robinson" in New York or Pennsylvania, and he had no prior contact with this department or any other known law enforcement agency.

He was taken to the local Pennsylvania State Police barracks for the purpose of being finger printed where the results of the livescan printing revealed no match to positively identify Robinson because of no previous records being on file at that time.

Link to Original Story on Shooting

Throughout "Robinson's" subsequent court proceedings the man continued to sign prison and Magistrate paperwork as "Quan Robinson", and maintained that identity with his attorney and through the preliminary hearing for his charges relative to that incident.

Through various investigative means, including confidential informants, social media and internet searches, along with dialogue with other law enforcement agencies including the New York City Police Department, it was determined that the man’s true identity was Kadeem S. Carty, 24, of New York.

That information was corroborated through tattoo comparisons and photographs of him wearing distinct clothing. The subsequent investigation also revealed that Carty had fled from New York and traveled to Pottsville due to his involvement in a homicide that occurred in September of 2015 in New York. Following that incident Carty had begun using an alias as well as a fake date of birth and he intentionally altered his appearance as well.

Carty was interviewed by NYPD Homicide Detectives on February 3, 2017 at which time he acknowledged his role in the outstanding homicide incident and confirmed his real identity.

Based on the results of the investigation, Pottsville Bureau of Police Detective Kirk Becker filed a criminal complaint charging Carty with False Identification to Law Enforcement. Efforts are underway to not only prosecute Carty for the shooting incident in Pottsville, but also for his extradition back to New York for the outstanding homicide charges.