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UPDATE: Suspect Dejon Scott arrested in Miami

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UPDATE Dec. 5, 2018: Dejon Scott was arrested in the Miami area for possession of false identification, providing a false name after arrest, and possession of cannabis. He is currently in jail there.

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U.S. Marshals are searching for Dejon Scott.  Deputy U.S Marshal Alfredo Despy said Scott violated probation and has been on the run since May.

 “2014, he was sentenced to 46 months in federal prison and to also serve 36 months of supervised release,” Despy said. 

Scott was convicted of battery causing substantial bodily harm.  The charge stemmed from a fight inside a cell phone store in 2012.  According to court documents, a woman Scott was with exchanged words with another customer, the situation escalated, and Scott broke a 16-year-old boy’s nose.  Scott was 18 at the time of the incident.

One year later, Scott was found in a vehicle with a firearm, according to the ATF.  Federal prosecutors charged him with possession of a firearm by a prohibited person. 

Despy, who is leading the search for Scott, said this case is like many he works on, involving felons not following the rules and violating probation. 

“They’re simple conditions: Report when they’re supposed to, not commit other crimes, don’t associate with other known felons, and they get caught violating that and they wind up going back to jail,” Despy said. 

According to the U.S. Marshals, Scott is a documented Donna Street Crip, he is considered armed and dangerous, and he has been staying with friends.

The I-Team reached out to Scott’s defense attorney.  The federal public defender said she did not want to comment and she has no information about a warrant. 

Scott is described as 6-feet-1-inch tall, and 180 lbs. with several tattoos, including one on his neck. 

Anyone with information is urged to contact authorities. The numbers are below:

  • U.S. Marshals:  (702) 388-6355
  • Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department:  311
  • Crimestoppers:  (702) 385-5555

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