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Daily Archives: April 17th, 2010

Capozzi captured

Update:  Police tell LEX 18 Mobster  Derek Capozzi is back in custody.  U.S. Marshals and Versailles Police tell us they arrested him at 5:45 Saturday evening on Kentucky Street in Versailles.  LEX 18 will have much more on Capozzi’s capture on LEX 18 at 11.

U.S. Marshals said Saturday that escapee Derek Capozzi was captured by video surveillance at a Versailles business.

Cameras at the Dairy Queen in Versailles caught Capozzi walking in the parking lot at 1:59pm Friday afternoon.  Capozzi still had the prison issued tan pants and white t-shirt.  He was also wearing prison issued slip-on dark colored shoes.

Investigators say Capozzi kicked his way out of a prison van Thursday morning.

In 2005, he was convicted in connection with the brutal murder of a 19-year old near Boston.  At the time, authorities say a group of gang members, including Capozzi, tried to kill her by overdosing her with pure heroin.  When that didn’t work, they strangled her and cut up her body.