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Months of surveillance, investigation lead to capture of man who fled to Florida after conviction in Wayne County Court

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Tylor J. Felix, a 27-year-old who evaded law enforcement after being convicted in a September 2022 trial in Wayne County has been arrested in Florida and extradited back to New York.

Felix was convicted on a felony charge of second-degree criminal mischief and a misdemeanor count of endangering the welfare of a child, related to a March 2021 incident in Galen.

He was supposed to be sentenced in October but did not appear in court, prompting authorities to launch a search.


The incident involved Felix driving into another lane and subsequently colliding with another vehicle after the driver avoided a head-on collision. The vehicle Felix struck had a young child inside, who was thankfully unharmed.

After the incident, Felix fled, and it was later discovered he had been hiding in Florida, allegedly with the help of family and friends, moving around and even making brief returns to New York.

Felix’s capture came in August when he was stopped by the Fort Lauderdale Police Department after dropping his girlfriend off at work and was subsequently detained.

On September 20, he was extradited back to New York by Wayne County deputies. He is currently awaiting a court date in county jail.