SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – A fugitive convicted of cocaine trafficking in Springfield has been arrested in Georgia, where he was working at a call center. Members of the U.S. Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force arrested 27 year-old Corey Mitchell-Edwards at his workplace in suburban Atlanta Wednesday morning.
According to a U.S. Marshals news release sent to 22News, police have been looking for Mitchell-Edwards since April of 2015, when he failed to show up at Hampden Superior Court for his trial. The case went on without him, and he was convicted.
U.S. Marshals say that by working with Massachusetts State Police, they received word that Mitchell-Edwards may be hiding out in Georgia, and they received further information about the call center where he was working.
They surprised Mitchell-Edwards Wednesday, moving in on him just before his mid-morning break. He will be taken to court in Duluth, Georgia, where the process will begin to eventually have him brought back to Massachusetts to face new charges.