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Philadelphia Fugitive Surrenders After Eight Hour Standoff in North Wildwood

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Cape May County Prosecutor Robert L. Taylor and North Wildwood Police Chief Matthew Gallagher announce the arrest of Jamik Washington, 23, of Bensalem, PA who was wanted by Philadelphia police on charges of rape, robbery, sexual assault, terroristic threats and false imprisonment, officials said.

On April 18, 2016, the Philadelphia Police Department’s Special Victims Unit contacted the North Wildwood Police Department and requested assistance in serving an active arrest warrant for Washington out of the City of Philadelphia. Prior investigation by the Philadelphia Police Department had revealed that Washington maybe staying at a residence in the 200 West Block of 18th Avenue in North Wildwood.

Officers from the North Wildwood Police Department went to the residence and observed a male matching Washington's description who refused to come to the door.

Members of the Cape May County Regional SWAT Team, Cape May County Crisis Negotiation Team, and members of the Prosecutor's Office responded to the scene and after negotiating with Washington for approximately eight hours, he eventually surrendered and was placed under arrest without incident.

Washington was subsequently charged in North Wildwood with criminal tresspassing and obstruction of justice both crimes of the 4th degree and lodged in the Cape May County Correctional Center pending an extradition process back to Pennsylvania on the Fugitive from Justice charge.

Prosecutor Taylor advises that persons convicted of a fourth degree crime are subject to a term of imprisonment not to exceed 18 months.