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Extradition fight anticipated
The man accused in the fatal shooting March 30 at the Q Ball won’t be facing Spotsylvania County prosecutors anytime soon.
Chauncey Cartier “Fresh” Lampkin, 27, is being held at the Westchester County Jail on four misdemeanor charges in Mount Vernon, N.Y.
Bail was set at $500,000 and an arraignment is scheduled for Wednesday.
According to Spotsylvania Commonwealth’s Attorney Bill Neely, New York authorities will serve Lampkin on Wednesday with a new charge of being a fugitive and request that he be held without bond.
“Under the Uniform Interstate Extradition Act, New York must first complete its local prosecution against Lampkin before the extradition proceeding can begin,” Neely said. “However, since Lampkin had demanded a public defender, I expect he will fight extradition, which process can take up to 90 days.”
Capt. Jeff Pearce of the Spotsylvania County Sheriff’s Office said detectives traveled up to New York this week to question him regarding the shooting that resulted in a nightclub security guard’s death.
Lampkin was identified as a suspect a few days later, which prompted a nationwide search by U.S. marshals.
Lampkin, a Spotsylvania resident, was arrested in Mount Vernon Saturday night, according to Capt. Edward Adinaro of the Mount Vernon Police Department.
He was arrested by authorities in the city west of the Bronx after two plainclothes officers noticed a group of five men drinking alcohol and smoking marijuana in a park near a topless bar, Adinaro said.
Lampkin tried to flee on foot when the officers approached. He was apprehended about two blocks away, Adinaro said.
“He resisted arrest and was found with nine bags of marijuana on him,” he said. “And he gave multiple names.”
In Mount Vernon, Lampkin is charged with resisting arrest, possession of marijuana, obstruction of governmental administration and false personation.
Adinaro said that although Lampkin gave Mount Vernon authorities a false name, he was positively identified through fingerprint records.
Lampkin is charged in Spotsylvania with the homicide, maliciously shooting with intent, maliciously shooting as a member of a mob, discharging a firearm from a vehicle and discharging a firearm at an occupied dwelling.
Lampkin is accused of fatally shooting 45-year-old Marcellus “Bull” Greene of Culpeper, who was working as a security guard at the nightspot at 960 Bragg Road, across from Spotsylvania Towne Centre.
On the night of the shooting, an altercation began between two groups during a concert at the Q Ball.
Pearce said one group was ordered to leave the show by club personnel around 12:45 a.m. A fight later ensued in the parking lot in front of the nightspot and was broken up by club employees.
Witnesses said a man was seen pointing a handgun from the passenger window of a passing vehicle, Pearce said.
One of the shots struck and killed Greene, who was standing in front of the club’s main entrance, Pearce said.
Lavon Antonio Chew, 26, of Spotsylvania and David Davion Burroughs, 25, of Stafford County, were arrested within days of the shooting. They both face firearm and conspiracy charges.
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