Authorities announcd the arrest of Tyrone Howard, 51, of Newark for failing to return to Tully House, a transitional facility, in June.
Police said at approximately 9:20 p.m., Friday, members of the Special Enforcement Bureau (S.E.B) were patrolling the area of Irvine Turner Boulevard and Spruce Street when they observed Tyrone Howard as a suspect wanted by the New Jersey Department of Corrections.
Authorities said detectives apprehended Howard and he was arrested without incident and charged him with Escape.
This charge is merely an accusation.
The suspect is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
“I commend the Special Enforcement Bureau detectives for their alertness in locating and apprehending this wanted fugitive,” Director Ambrose said.
“It is this type of excellent police work that ensures that our city’s residents remain safe.”