Police Apprehend a Suspect Wanted for First-Degree Robbery and Possession of a Stolen Firearm

Rhode island – Colonel Steven G. O’Donnell, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Commissioner of Public Safety, announces that on Tuesday, February 16, 2016 members of the Rhode Island Violent Fugitive Task Force, members of the Providence Police and North Providence Police arrested Jamal Mansaray, age 26, of 300 Smithfield Road, North Providence, Rhode Island for Possession of a Stolen Firearm and a warrant issued by the Providence Police Department for three counts of first-degree robbery.

On February 5, 2016, the Providence Police Department issued a first-degree robbery warrant for Jamal Mansaray. On February 16, 2016, members of the North Providence Police Department developed information that Mr. Mansaray was living at 300 Smithfield Road, Building 2, Apartment 8, in the Town of North Providence. At approximately 8:00 AM, members of the Violent Fugitive Task Force, to include members of the Rhode Island State Police, Providence Police Department, Division of Sheriffs, Department of Corrections and members of the North Providence Police Department, located Mr. Mansaray at the residence and placed him into custody. A stolen 9mm semi-automatic pistol was located and seized from the residence.

Also arrested in the apartment was Stefan Gaye, age 23, of 54 Stonelaw Avenue, Providence, Rhode Island. Mr. Gaye was a Fugitive from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for the charge of Larceny by Check. He was also wanted on an active Providence Police warrant for Domestic Simple Assault and two outstanding court warrants issued by Rhode Island Superior Court.

Mr. Mansaray was arraigned in front of Judge Christine Jabour at Sixth Division District Court by members of the State Police and Providence Police for firearms charges and three counts of 1st degree robbery. He was held without bail on a violation of probation. Mr. Gaye was arraigned in front of Judge Christine Jabour at Sixth Division District Court by the State Police as a Fugitive from Justice, where he waived extradition and was held pending his return to Massachusetts.

The Rhode Island Violent Fugitive Task Force is comprised of members of the Rhode Island State Police, the United States Marshals Service, the Providence Police Department and the Rhode Island Division of Sheriffs.