A man accused in an attempted murder in California has been arrested in Cherokee County more than a year and a half after the incident occurred.
Raymond G. Berry, 50, of Los Angeles, Calif., was arrested Thursday night in Woodstock on an attempted murder charge from the Los Angeles area in April 2012, said Special Agent Stephen Emmett, spokesman for the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Atlanta Office.
Emmett said Friday morning that police suspected Berry might be located in the Woodstock area, more than 2,000 miles from Los Angeles, thanks to “law enforcement coordination all the way across the country.”
“Information was developed that led to the Woodstock area,” Emmett said. “That information proved correct.”
Berry’s charges of attempted murder stem from an altercation he had with a member of his family in April 2012, and his warrant was issued May 17, 2012, by the Los Angeles Police Department’s Newton Division, Emmett said.
After learning that he may have fled from the area of the alleged crime, Emmett said the FBI’s Los Angeles office also obtained a federal arrest warrant for unlawful flight to avoid prosecution.
The 50-year-old was arrested without incident by FBI agents from the Atlanta office and task force members from the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office, Emmett said.
He remains in the Cherokee County Adult Detention Center where he awaits extradition to California.