Fugitive wanted for SC murder arrested in Rochester

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — A South Carolina fugitive who is wanted for murder was captured in Rochester on Tuesday morning.

Miguel Otero, 19, was charged with murder, armed robbery, and possession of a weapon during a violent crime by the Fountain Inn Police Department back on June 10, 2020, but the United States Marshals Service said he fled to New York before police could arrest him.

The U.S. Marshals fugitive task forces in Greenville, SC, New York City and Rochester worked to track him down, and the Western District of NY Rochester Task Force was able to arrest him without incident on Tuesday morning.

As of Thursday evening, he was being held in the Monroe County Jail awaiting extradition.