NYPD cops busted a tatted convicted sex offender wanted for the “unusually gory” mutilation and murder of an elderly man in Florida last month, according to police and reports.
A police officer and a sergeant from the department’s Transit Bureau spotted 32-year-old Nicholas Brent Gibson around 9:25 a.m. Sunday on the southbound L train platform at the First Avenue station, cops said Tuesday.
They recognized him as a suspect wanted for the mid-April murder of 77-year-old Eric Stocker, who had been dead inside his Miami Beach apartment for at least 10 days before cops were called to check on reports of an odor coming from inside, Miami Beach police said Tuesday.
Sources told the Miami Herald Stocker was killed with “some type of sword” and it was “an usually gory scene.” Gibson was allegedly a caretaker for the elderly victim, according to the report.
Miami Beach detectives were able to track Gibson to the Big Apple, and notified the NYPD on Friday.
When NYPD cops tried to take him into custody Sunday, Gibson took a fighting stance and became combative in an attempt to prevent them from arresting him, a law enforcement source said.
The officers briefly struggled with Gibson before taking him into custody. He was charged with resisting arrest, obstructing governmental administration and as a fugitive in another state, police said.
Gibson was also wanted for violating probation for failing to register as a sex offender, according to Miami Beach police.
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