Extradition of fugitive in motion
SUNBURY - Tyshawn Waddy, taken into custody at gunpoint by U.S. Marshals two weeks ago in Coal Township, will be headed to New York to face homicide charges after waiving extradition during a brief hearing Thursday morning.
Waddy, 20, of Brooklyn, N.Y., decided not to fight extradition after being advised of his legal options by county public defender Michael Suders.
Authorities in New York will have 30 days to extradite Waddy, who remains incarcerated in Northumberland County Prison in lieu of $15,000 cash bail. Prior to his arrest, he was also wanted by Snyder County authorities for a parole violation for allegedly absconding to New York after serving a prison sentence for simple assault.
If Waddy had refused to waive extradition from Pennsylvania to New York, warrants would have had to be signed by the governors of both states before authorities could return him to New York.
The defendant, who had his legs shackles upon entering the courtroom, quietly answered a couple questions posed by President Judge William H. Wiest before being escorted by deputy sheriffs back to jail.
Assistant district attorney Michael Toomey represented the commonwealth.
Waddy is expected to be charged with homicide in connection with a shooting June 29 in Brooklyn, N.Y., in which one person was killed and two others wounded, authorities said.
Marshals tracked him to a home on West Willow Street in Coal Township on Aug. 16, where he was taken into custody after a more than one-hour standoff in which he was repeatedly ordered to come out of the home with his hands up.
Waddy reportedly has family living in this area, but it is not known if any of his relatives lived where he was arrested.
No one in the home where he was apprehended faces any charges, Coal Township Police Chief William Carpenter said in the days following the arrest. Carpenter said he didn't know why Waddy had showed up at the house.