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It took nearly a decade, but the suspect wanted for the 2008 slaying of Jerome Hancock in Yonkers was brought up on charges.
Damon Scott was arraigned Friday in Westchester County court on second-degree murder.
He’s accused of killing Hancock in a drive-by shooting while Hancock was waiting for a cab at 206 South Broadway shortly before 5 a.m. on June 16, 2008, prosecutors said. He was 35 at the time.
Scott was a driver for Yonkers Union Taxi at the time, according to prosecutors.
Scott eluded police for years by fleeing to Georgia until he was arrested in Alpharetta, Georgia on an unrelated matter, prosecutors said.
He gave law enforcement in Georgia “several” fake names, prosecutors said. When they finally learned his real name, they called the Yonkers Police Department.
Scott pleaded not guilty at his arraignment and was remanded without bail. He’s due back in court on Jan. 25.
If convicted, he faces 25 years to life in state prison.
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