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FBI, U.S. Marshalls Join Newark Police to Arrest Two Men Wanted by Police

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Police in Newark joined forces with the FBI’s Fugitive Task Force to arrest Timothy Lester, 25, of Newark, who was listed as one of the city’s Top Most Wanted, for an aggravated assault shooting that occurred on Wednesday, April 12, 2017.

According to a press release sent to the media by Newark authorities, at approximately 10:25 a.m., a police officer working an outside employment assignment heard a gunshot fired in the area of South 7th Street near 11th Avenue.

Police said a 31-year-old man was shot at by a male suspect who fled the scene, eluding police.

There were no injuries reported in the shooting.

Detectives developed evidence that Timothy Lester is a suspect in this shooting and a warrant for his arrest was issued authorities said.

Today, detectives along with the FBI Fugitive Task Force arrested Lester without incident.

Police charged Lester with Aggravated Assault, Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose and Possession of CDS cocaine.

Detecives also teamed up with members of the U.S. Marshals Service Regional Fugitive Task Force to arrest Westley A. Conover, 24, of Orange, wanted for an aggravated assault that occurred on January 17, 2017.

Police said at approximately 4 p.m., officers responded to the area of Broad and South streets on a call of an assault.

A 20-year-old suffered injuries during an alleged assault by Conover authorities said. .

Detectives applied for and obtained an arrest warrant for Conover, who they apprehended without incident by NPD and the U.S. Marshals Service Regional Fugitive Task Force today.

Authorities Conover charged with Aggravated Assault and Criminal Mischief.

These charges are merely accusations.

Each suspect is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.