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Multi-Agency Effort Results in the Arrest of an East Providence Man Wanted for Homicide in Massachusetts

Colonel Steven G. O'Donnell, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Commissioner of Public Safety, announces the arrest of an East Providence man wanted for homicide in Massachusetts.

On January 5, 2013 at 11:00 AM, members of the Rhode Island State Police Violent Fugitive Task Force and Lincoln Woods Barracks arrested Will B. Tate, age 34, of 87 Sutton Avenue, Apartment #2, East Providence, Rhode Island as a Fugitive from Justice from the State of Massachusetts.

An investigation by the Massachusetts State Police and Fall River Police Department identified Tate as the suspect in a homicide that occurred in Fall River during the early morning hours of Sunday, January 5, 2014. This information and the fact that Tate had ties to East Providence was forwarded to the Rhode Island State Police and the East Providence Police Department. The subsequent investigation resulted in the arrest of Tate when his car was stopped at the intersection of Point Street and West Franklin Street in Providence by Troopers from the Lincoln Woods Barracks and the State Police Violent Fugitive Task Force.

Tate will be arraigned as a fugitive from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in Sixth Division District Court in Providence at 10:00 AM on Monday, January 6, 2014.

Inquires related to the homicide should be directed to the Bristol County District Attorney at (508) 997-0711.

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Department or agency: Rhode Island State Police


Release date: 01-05-2014

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