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Pawtucket Police issue arrest warrant for Moncton man

By Tara Clow Oct 30, 2023 | 12:40 PM

Police in Rhode Island have issued an arrest warrant for a Moncton man.

The Pawtucket Police Department is trying to locate 27-year-old Derek Harley Lyons.

He is accused of scamming an 85-year-old out of around $18,000.

Police say the victim was contacted by someone claiming to be an attorney who needed money to get a relative out of jail.

A three-month investigation by Detective Austin Webb led to the identity of the alleged suspect/courier involved.

Lyons is described as 6’1”, around 210 pounds, with brown hair, blue eyes with an athletic, muscular build.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Austin Webb at 401-727-9100 ext. 761 or at awebb@pawtucketpolice.com