Philadelphia prosecutors have not received an extradition order for the man accused of killing beloved South Hempstead gas station manager Cemal Dagdeviren, according to a spokeswoman. Cameron Kine, a spokeswoman for the Philadelphia district attorney’s office, said in an email that a warrant for Joshua Roston has not been sent from New York.
Brendan Brosh, a spokesman for the Nassau County district attorney’s office, said in an email, “We are working with our partners in Pennsylvania to secure the suspect’s return to New York.” Roston was in Philadelphia court on Feb. 27.
Roston, a homeless man whose last known address was in Baldwin, fled to Philadelphia after allegedly running over and killing Dagdeviren over $22 in gas at the Pit Stop in South Hempstead. He faces 25 years to life in prison for the Jan. 14 incident and up to 30 years more for fleeing the scene. On Jan. 17, he turned himself once his name and mugshot from a prior arrest were released on television.
Hundreds of Baldwin, South Hempstead and Rockville Centre residents mourned Dagdeviren after he was run down. He was remembered as a kind man and genuine business owner.