2007-08-03 / Community

Rockaway Man Sentenced In 1996 Murder

By Howard Schwach

Clayton Levy is brought into the 101 Precinct by a detective who picked up the fugitive in Kingston, New York. Levy was recently sentenced in connection with the 1996 murder of Craig Wong in Far Rockaway Clayton Levy is brought into the 101 Precinct by a detective who picked up the fugitive in Kingston, New York. Levy was recently sentenced in connection with the 1996 murder of Craig Wong in Far Rockaway A former Rockaway resident who hid out in upstate New York under an assumed name after a 1996 murder in Far Rockaway, was sentenced this week to eight to 16 years in prison, following a guilty plea.

Clayton Levy, 30, was brought back from Kingston, New York in July of 2006, charged with the murder of Craig Wong on April 17, 1996. Wong was found dead in his car in front of 233 Beach 19 Street, according to a report in the April 20, 1996 edition of The Wave. Wong was reportedly shot after an altercation with four men who fled the scene after the shooting.

Police said that Levy, one of the four men seen fleeing the scene, had been hiding out in Kingston since shortly after the shooting.

Levy was charged with murder, criminal possession of a weapon and reckless endangerment.

A spokesperson for Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said that Marcelle Wright, of 20-16 Seagirt Boulevard, was arrested in April of 1996 and that he was sentenced to one to three years in prison in connection with Wong's murder.

Pattron Bailey, of 14-30 Seagirt Boulevard, was arrested in January of 1998. He pleaded guilty and was sentenced to two to five years in prison in connection with the case.

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