GREENFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Greenfield Police have notified 22News that a Florida Task Force found and arrested a Greenfield man wanted on a child pornography charge.
Police had issued an arrest warrant for 24-year-old Derek Lecompte on a charge of of posing a child in the nude for sexual purposes.
Greenfield Detective Sgt. Dan McCarthy said a co-operative effort led to Lecompte’s arrest in Miami.
“Mr. Lecompte was placed in custody without incident,” said Sgt. McCarthy. Derek Lecompte had threatened to commit “suicide by cop,” according to a posting on the Greenfield Police facebook page.
Greenfield Police Sgt. Jason Haskins told 22News that a felony conviction for posing a child in the nude carries a penalty of 10 to 20 years in prison.
“He’ll probably be brought back by federal marshals,” Haskins told 22News.” We don’t know when he’ll be back.”
Lecompte, whose last known address was at 91 Hope Street in Greenfield, is about 6’6” tall and weighs about 250 pounds. He has brown hair and brown eyes and a “significant scar” near his right eye.