Wanted Felon From Florida Arrested in Canton

By Ari Mason
|  Tuesday, Jan 14, 2014  |  Updated 11:57 AM EDT
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Wanted Felon From Florida Arrested in Canton

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A fugitive felon from Florida was arrested at a Chinese restaurant in Canton on Monday evening.

Police said 43-year-old Mei Wang Cheng is wanted in Florida for robbery with a firearm, burglary with a firearm and kidnapping with a firearm. The circumstances surrounding the charges are unclear.

He is now also charged as a fugitive from justice.

Canton police and the United States Marshals Service received a tip Monday and arrested Cheng around 6 p.m. at the Chinatown Restaurant at 250 Albany Turnpike in Canton, authorities said.

Cheng is being held on a $1 million bond and will appear in Hartford Superior Court before being extradited to Florida.

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