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Attempted murder suspect transferred from N.Y.

Posted April 5, 2009 2:48 p.m. EDT

— A man wanted by Raleigh Police for attempted murder has been transferred to the Wake County Jail after being arrested in New York.

Sean Lamar Melvin was arrested in Mastic, N.Y., March 26 after Raleigh police developed information that he had fled there and tipped off New York authorities.

Investigators believe that Melvin fled after a knife attack at 3805 Turnabout Court March 3. Asim Kali Brock High suffered non-life-threatening injuries, including slashes on his face and neck, Raleigh Police spokesman Jim Sughrue said.

Melvin was being held in Wake County under a $1 million secured bond Sunday. His first court appearance was set for Monday afternoon.

Raleigh police arrested a second suspect, Andrea Terrell Dotson, on charges of attempted murder two days after the attack.

According to state Department of Correction records, Melvin was convicted of felony conspiracy to commit armed robbery in Wake County in 2006. He served two prison terms totaling nearly 1½ years for various probation violations.