Man on New York's Most Wanted list caught in Massachusetts


LOWELL, MASS. >> A man on New York's Most Wanted list who authorities say had been living in Massachusetts for years under an assumed name has been arrested for allegedly assaulting his girlfriend.

Jonathan Gonzalez, who was going by the name Jose Colon in Lowell, was held without bail at his arraignment Wednesday on charges of being a fugitive from justice, violating a restraining order, failing to register as a sex offender and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.

Prosecutors say New York authorities have a warrant for Gonzalez's arrest for probation violations on sex abuse and drug convictions.

The alleged victim told The Sun she had no idea her now ex-boyfriend's real name was Gonzalez.

Defense attorney Christopher Spring acknowledged Gonzalez's "history" but noted he suffers from mental health issues.

Information from: The (Lowell, Mass.) Sun,


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