Suffolk County Police have arrested an Amityville man and charged him with second degree murder in connection with the death of a four year old boy.
According to police, Jonathan Thompson, 31, was apprehended in Brooklyn by Suffolk homicide detectives with the assistance of the U.S. Marshals Service. He was scheduled to be arraigned in First District Court in Central Islip on January 19.
On Wednesday, police said the body of Adonis Reed was found in an Amityville apartment, located at 89 Ketcham Ave., just before 4 p.m.
Suffolk police said Amityville Village Police received a 911 call in which the caller indicated that an ambulance was needed for a small boy. When police arrived, they discovered the boy lying unconscious on a couch in the living room. No adults were present in the apartment.
He was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip, where he was pronounced dead shortly before 6 p.m. An autopsy by the Office of the Suffolk County Medical Examiner was scheduled for Friday morning. Results of the autopsy were not available at press time.
Police are asking anyone with information regarding this incident to call the Homicide Section at 631-852-6392, or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.
• Arrests in Fast Food Restaurant Robbery
Suffolk County Police arrested two men in connection with the robbery at a restaurant in Huntington Station.
According to police, Nick Marothiere, 22, of Huntington Station, was charged with Robbery 1st Degree, Criminal Use of a Firearm 1st Degree, and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th Degree. In addition, James Patron III, 21, of Huntington Station was charged with Robbery 1st Degree.
Police said the two men entered Kennedy Fried Chicken, at 182 Depot Road, Huntington Station, at approximately 10:30 p.m., on Saturday, Jan. 12, and approached an employee behind the counter. As one of the subjects displayed a gun and demanded money, the other grabbed the victim and pushed him to the floor him. The suspects removed an undetermined amount of cash from the pants pocket of the victim and fled.
Responding police officers Wayne Kelly and Matthew Angelo located both subjects a short time later in front of 45 Caldwell St. in Huntington Station. Police Officer John Mallia from the Canine Unit and his partner, Blue, searched the area and recovered the handgun used in the robbery, police said.
Police are continuing their investigation and asking anyone who may have witnessed this incident to contact the Second Squad at 631-854-8252 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.