New York, NY – A fugitive wanted for sexually assaulting four-year-old twins in Pennsylvania last month fought with police in Manhattan early on Tuesday morning and managed to escape custody.
Police said that 22-year-old Isaiah John 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, 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.
Metz is described as a 5-feet, 8-inches tall and weighing about 165 lbs.
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.
We need this photo of Isaiah Metz (AKA: Decklyn McBride) shared far & wide.
He’s currently wanted for assaulting two Regional Fugitive Task Force officers this morning in Manhattan & has outstanding warrants in Pennsylvania. Anyone with info should call @NYPDTips at #800577TIPS. pic.twitter.com/ziBuRvWoCr
— Commissioner Sewell (@NYPDPC) April 19, 2022
Sources said that 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 spots Metz call 911 and not try to engage him.