Fugitive surrenders after police standoff

September 18, 2009 5:59:10 PM PDT
A fugitive surrendered to police following a standoff in Middletown, New York. Middletown police say they plan to charge the 40-year-old parolee with felony escape.

Police say Donald Carrington escaped from a Monroe police station on Thursday night after he was picked up on an open container violation and a stolen property investigation.

They tracked the suspect to a house on Prince Street in Middletown, where he was barricaded on Friday afternoon.

After a standoff that lasted a couple of hours, Carrington surrendered shortly before 4:30 p.m.

Because of the confrontation, schools in the area were placed on lockdown.

Carrington had spent 15 years in prison for his role in a 1990 burglary in which an accomplice fatally stabbed a retired New York City Transit police officer. The officer, while fatally wounded, shot and killed the accomplice as he tried to rape his wife.

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