Suspect in Fatal Plainfield Hit-and-Run Arrested

Nathan Carcieri, 29, of Dayville, has been arrested.

Tuesday, Feb 4, 2014  |  Updated 1:33 PM EDT
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Suspect in Fatal Plainfield Hit-and-Run Arrested

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Police have arrested a Dayville man suspected of a hit-and-run in June that killed a 59-year-old veteran.

Nathan Carcieri, 29, of Dayville, was arrested today while working on a job site in Waterford, police said. 

He has been charged with negligent homicide with a motor vehicle, felony evading responsibility and operating an unregistered motor vehicle in connection with the crash that killed Robert E. Johnson.

Johnson, a veteran, was on his way home and trying to cross School Street near the intersection at Putnam Road and Main Street in the Central Village section of Plainfield at 11:20 p.m. on June 10, 2103 when he was hit, according to police.

Witnesses told police that the vehicle that hit Johnson had been traveling north on Main Street, turned left onto School Street. After hitting Jones, the vehicle continued west on School Street without stopping or rending aid, according to police.

Emergency medical personnel treated Jones at the scene and transported him to the Plainfield Backus Emergency Room because of extensive injuries. He was later pronounced dead at the hospital.

Several days later, police found the vehicle involved, a 1997 Isuzu Trooper, at a residence in Rhode Island and seized the car.

Carcieri was held on $100,000 bond and is scheduled to be arraigned in Danielson Superior Court on Feb. 5.   

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