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Joslyn Bailey, man on Massachusetts' 'most wanted' list, nabbed in Allentown

Published On: Mar 12 2014 06:38:37 PM EDT   Updated On: Mar 13 2014 07:47:29 AM EDT

A routine traffic stop in Allentown has led to the arrest of one of Massachusetts' most wanted fugitives.


A routine traffic stop in Allentown led to the arrest of one of Massachusetts' most wanted fugitives.

In a statement released Wednesday evening, Pennsylvania State Police said they stopped a car for a traffic violation on Interstate 78 in Allentown shortly before 8:30 a.m. Saturday.

The man inside the car, Joslyn Bailey, provided a false identity to troopers, said officials, who later learned his real identity.


Bailey was on Massachusetts' "most wanted" list in connection with the deadly shooting of a man in Boston in 1995.

Further investigation during the traffic stop also revealed Bailey was in the possession of $25,000, which police said they believed to be "associated with unlawful activities."

Bailey, 48, of Pittsburgh, was subsequently charged as a fugitive from justice and committed to the Lehigh County Prison in Allentown without bail.

According to the most wanted information distributed by Boston police, Bailey shot the victim, Rolondo C. Coxen, multiple times inside Bailey's home, bound and wrapped the body and then dumped it behind the Milton Town Hall, where it was found by police on Christmas morning 1995.