"Ten Most Wanted Fugitive" Nikolay Soltys Arrested
Sacramento, CA -- Richard
R. Baker, Special Agent in Charge (SAC) of the Sacramento
Division of the FBI, U.S. Marshal Jerry Enomoto, and Sacramento
County Sheriff Lou Blanas announced that earlier today
FBI "Ten Most Wanted Fugitive" Nikolay Soltys was arrested
in Citrus Heights, California, a suburb of Sacramento.
Soltys was located in the backyard of a family member's
home and taken into custody without incident by Sacramento
County Sheriff's Deputies and Officers from the Sacramento
Police Department. FBI Agents and Deputies from the U.S.
Marshals were also on scene during the arrest. Soltys
is currently being detained at the Sacramento County Jail.
Nikolay Soltys, who was
being sought for the murder of six of his family members
in and around the Sacramento area, was considered armed
and extremely dangerous.Soltys allegedly stabbed his 23-year-old
pregnant wife to death in their North Highlands, California,
home on August 20, 2001. He reportedly then drove to the
home of his aunt and uncle where he is suspected of killing
the couple and his two young cousins. After the first
five murders, Soltys allegedly drove to his mother's house
and picked up his three-year-old son. On August 21, 2001,
investigators located the boy's body in an empty field
in Roseville, California.
A state arrest warrant for
murder was issued for Nikolay Soltys on August 20, 2001,
by the California Superior Court for the County of Sacramento
in Sacramento, California. Then, on August 21, 2001, the
United States District Court for the Eastern District
of California issued a federal arrest warrant charging
Soltys with unlawful flight to avoid prosecution.
Nikolay Soltys was the 466th
person to be placed on the FBI's "Ten Most Wanted Fugitives"
list, which began in 1950. Since then, 438 fugitives have
been apprehended or located, 140 of them as a result of
citizen cooperation. "The FBI is indebted to the media
for keeping this case in the public eye, and to the Ukrainian
community for helping to capture this dangerous fugitive,"
said SAC Baker.
Further information about
Nikolay Soltys, including his wanted poster, is available
on the FBI's Internet Home Page. The FBI's Internet Home
Page address is: http://www.fbi.gov. Sacramento Media
Contact: FBI Special Agent Nick Rossi (916) 977-2258.