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Syracuse parolee gives false ID after found hiding in Penn Yan residence

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Police arrested a Syracuse man in Penn Yan for criminal impersonation after investigating a complaint in the village.

On Wednesday around 1:30 p.m. police arrested Kawonjamin Felton, 42, after he was found hiding in a closet within the residence.


Police had been called there for a welfare check complaint.

Officers found a corrections ID card in his pocket, which did not match him. He provided law enforcement with a false name to avoid arrest due to an outstanding warrant.

He was turned over to parole in Syracuse and will answer the charges at a later date.