WOODBURY — David R. Burroughs, 32, of Jersey City, is being held without bail following his arrest Wednesday after being a fugitive for eight years.
Burroughs, charged with aggravated assault, endangering an injured victim and kidnapping in West Deptford on April 8, 2003, was taken into custody in Jersey City by officers of the New Jersey State Police Fugitive Unit and the U.S. Marshal’s Service Regional Fugitive Task Force in Newark. Burroughs had been on the NJSP Top 12 most wanted fugitive list.
The Gloucester County Sheriff’s Department transported Burroughs from Hudson County to the Salem County Jail Wednesday. The Jersey City police department and the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office assisted in the apprehension.
Burroughs failed to appear for an arraignment conference in Superior Court, Woodbury on Feb. 26, 2007, resulting in the issuing of a bench warrant for his arrest. Burroughs had also missed a Superior Court arraignment conference on Sept. 10, 2003 after his indictment, and a fugitive arrest warrant was issued on that date. He was arrested Jan. 27, 2007, posted $25,000 bail on Feb. 2, 2007 and was released, only to disappear again three weeks later.
According to complaints, Burroughs, listed in 2003 as a South Carolina resident, is accused of pulling a male victim into a vehicle while assaulting him by punching him in the face, and then leaving him on a dirt road with “several serious injuries.”
Two codefendants in the 2003 case have been sentenced to probation.