The Watertown Daily Times reported Tuesday on the two men located in New York and wanted for vehicle theft in Marshall County as it may be related to the homicide case here too.

The Marshall County Sheriff Department notified the Watertown Police early Sunday that two men, Gauvin M. J. Monaghan, 18, of 395 Moffett St., Watertown, and Maeson L. Coffin, 19, of Plymouth, were suspected of possessing a stolen vehicle.

Shortly after Watertown police found the stolen vehicle at a residence on the east side of the city.  They later spotted Monaghan and an unnamed woman driving in the vehicle away from the home.

Monaghan fled from officers who attempted to stop him and was able to temporarily evade officers as he drove off the road and hit a tree.

He was soon located and reportedly tried to flee on foot but was taken into custody.

Marshall County Police later told Watertown police they had a warrant for the two men.

Mr. Coffin was located Sunday afternoon in the city and was taken into custody without incident. The men were charged individually as fugitives from justice.

Mr. Monaghan has been charged with third-degree criminal possession of stolen property and unlawful fleeing of a police officer, unlawful possession of marijuana and multiple traffic offenses in New York.

The two were arraigned in City Court and held at the Metro-Jefferson Public Safety Building without bail.

Mr. Monaghan also had bail set at $10,000 for the local charges.

Watertown Police say the investigation is ongoing as is the case in Marshall County.




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The Watertown Daily Times assisted with this article.