Troy Thomas, 33, was charged with murder by NYPD detectives in the 106th Precinct yesterday as part of the first extradition case between the U.S. and Guyana in recent years, the New York Daily News reported yesterday.
Thomas is accused of killing Keith Frank at a house party in Richmond Hill, New York on December 11, 2011. He was identified as a suspect early in the investigation but he had already fled to Guyana. The Queens District Attorney’s office said Thomas was indicted in 2012.
Thomas was ordered held without bail at his arraignment yesterday in Queens Criminal Court, the DA’s office said.
“The defendant has been on the run for seven years, but today he is in our custody and will answer for the senseless killing of a 20-year-old man in South Richmond Hill, Queens, just before Christmas in 2011," said Chief Assistant District Attorney John M. Ryan, according to the report.