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Complications to a local Traffic Stop in Perry Center:
Two Pennsylvania men arrested in Wyoming County, including one wanted for double murder
A man wanted for a 2017 double murder in Pennsylvania was caught by Wyoming County sheriff’s deputies after an April 21 traffic stop. Sgt. Aaron Chase and Deputy Kyle Murray were patrolling Route 20A when they stopped a 2021 Nissan for multiple traffic violations.
The driver, Lonelle R. Fogan, 25, of Philadelphia Pa. was found to be driving with a suspended New York drivers license, deputies said. He was also allegedly found to possess drugs.
Deputies tried to find a valid driver in the vehicle. A rear seat passenger identifying himself as “Raevon Fogan” of Philadelphia provided a valid Pennsylvania license, but it was allegedly found he had a possible warrant out of Delaware County, Pa.
“Raevon Fogan” was also a known alias for Richard C. Smith, 28, of Philadelphia, deputies said.
“Raevon Fogan” was detained after roadside questioning so deputies could confirm his real identity. He was taken to Wyoming County Jail, where a further interview and fingerprint comparison revealed it was indeed Smith.
The warrants were in connection with an August 2017 double murder in Colwyn, Pa. in which two males ages 16 and 20 were killed, deputies said. A 15-year-old male was also shot in the arm.
The late-night shooting happened on a street corner as rival two groups approached each other, according to Philadelphia-area media reports from the time. About 10 shots were allegedly fired.
Smith was wanted for two counts of each of criminal homicide and first-degree murder, along with multiple Pennsylvania felonies.
Colwyn is located in southeastern Pennsylvania, near Philadelphia and the southern New Jersey border. Beyond those charges, he was also wanted by the nearby Sharon Hill, Pa. police department.
Smith was arraigned in Warsaw Town Court as a fugitive from justice. He was committed to Wyoming County Jail pending extradition.
Lonelle Fogan was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, driving an unregistered motor vehicle, and driver’s view obstructed. He was released to appear in court at a later date.
Deputy Dustin Bliss, Wyoming County Jail Sgt. Janot and Corrections Officer Beckstrand assisted the investigation.