New York, NY – A fugitive wanted on more than 100 felony charges for his sex assault on four-year-old twin girls in Pennsylvania grinned at reporters and spit at a New York Post photographer after he was arrested by New York Police Department (NYPD) officers on Wednesday.
Footage after the arrest of 22-year-old Isaiah John Metz on April 20 showed the alleged child predator was still wearing the black and red pajama pants he had on when he attacked law enforcement officers who tried to arrest him early on Tuesday morning.
Officers walked Metz into Manhattan Criminal Court with cuffs on his hands and ankles just hours after the suspect known for his shocking red hair was apprehended by police in Yonkers.
Just before he walked into the building, he stopped and spat directly in the face of the New York Post photographer, a video posted by the newspaper showed.
Police said Metz – also known as Decklyn McBride – has a criminal history in New York and Pennsylvania and was out on parole when he allegedly assaulted the toddler twins in March, WPIX reported.
Members of New York Police Department’s (NYPD) Fugitive Task Force got a tip about Metz’s location just before 4 a.m. on April 19, AMNY reported.
A New York State Police trooper and an NYPD officer tracked Metz to the Antonio Oliveri Drop-In Homeless Shelter located in the 200-block of West 30th Street in Chelsea.
But when the law enforcement officers tried to take the fugitive into custody, Metz violently resisted arrest, CBS News reported.
NYPD said that Metz bit a state trooper and punched the NYPD officer in the head to make good his escape.
Police said he was last seen fleeing uptown in black and red pajama pants and a black hoodie, CBS News reported.
Law enforcement sources said that Metz was charged in York County, Pennsylvania on March 30 with more than 100 felonies including raping minors under 13 years of age, indecent assault, aggravated indecent assault, and possession of child pornography, AMNY reported.
He was out on parole for assaulting a police officer when he allegedly raped the four-year-old twin girls in Goldsboro, Pennsylvania, CBS News reported.
Sources said that the search for Metz became federal after the fugitive crossed state lines, WPIX reported.
Police said he should be considered dangerous and asked that anyone who spotted Metz call 911 and not try to engage him.
The fugitive was captured in Yonkers on Wednesday and briefly hospitalized before he was booked at the Midtown South Precinct, the New York Post reported.
Metz was charged with assaulting a police officer, resisting arrest, and criminal trespass.
He is already facing 115 charges in Pennsylvania, the New York Post reported.