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One arrested, one sought in Attleboro slaying

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ATTLEBORO — One man has been arrested and another suspect is being sought for a Dec. 4 murder in the city.

Job Williams, 33, of Dorchester, was arrested in the Bronx in New York City Friday morning and charged with the murder of Thomas Pomare, Bristol County District Attorney Thomas M. Quinn and Attleboro Police Chief Kyle Heagney announced.

Attleboro and Massachusetts State Police Detectives, with the assistance of New York City Police made the arrest. Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating Jaquan Cohen, 26, of South Boston, who has also been charged in Attleboro District Court with the murder.A $1,000 reward is being offered for information that leads to the arrest of Cohen.

The public is urged to not approach or attempt to apprehend Cohen as he is considered to be armed and dangerous, authorities said. Anyone with information about the case or the whereabouts of Cohen is asked to call the Attleboro Police Department at 508-222-1212 or the Massachusetts State Police Detective Unit assigned to the District Attorney’s Office at 508-997-0711.

Williams will be brought to a court in the Bronx where he will be charged as a fugitive from justice. It is unclear at this time whether he will waive rendition and be transported back to Massachusetts for arraignment on the murder charge next week or if he will fight the rendition process, Quinn said in a prepared statement.

Pomare, 34, the father of two children, was shot in the face late the night of Dec. 4 at a home off South Avenue (Route 123). The shooting came, authorities said, during a botched robbery in which the suspects planned to steal 10 pounds of marijuana from the home. The Attleboro High School graduate was visiting family here from California where he lived, and family say he had nothing to do with the marijuana in the house.

Police previously arrested three other suspects, DeVaun Petigny, 25, of Attleboro, Archie Charles, 25, of Malden, and Christopher B. Johnson, 24, of Attleboro. Charles was the driver of the vehicle the suspects fled in, officials say, and has been charged with murder. He is being held in jail pending a probable cause hearing Jan. 31.

Petigny met with at least some of the other suspects to plan the robbery, law enforcement authorities said. He has been charged with conspiracy to commit robbery. He is being held pending a dangerousness hearing next Friday.

Johnson was charged with misleading investigators.

Authorities have said little about the investigation, and all court records have been impounded.

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