State Police Help Nab Florida Fugitive

Friday, Jun 14, 2013  |  Updated 9:42 AM EDT
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State Police Help Nab Florida Fugitive

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Connecticut state police have captured a man wanted in Florida.

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Connecticut State Police helped authorities in Florida nab a man wanted for allegedly threatening his ex-wife and children. 

Around 4 p.m. on Thursday, Connecticut state police learned that Craig Shertzer, 44, of Nashua, New Hampshire, was wanted by the FBI’s Tampa office for charges out of Florida and was believed to be traveling up the East Coast. 

It was thought that Shertzer might be in possession of a weapon and driving a pickup towing a trailer.
Connecticut State Trooper Craig Clabby was on a patrol on Interstate 95 northbound near exit 9 when he saw a Toyota Tundra pickup towing a white enclosed trailer and stopped the vehicle, police said. 

Shertzer was driving, police said. They took him into custody, searched the vehicle and found no weapon.

Shertzer was transported to Troop G in Bridgeport and was formally charged as a fugitive from justice and held on $500,000 bond for the State of Florida.

Shertzer will appear today in Stamford Superior Court. 
 

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