A man accused of running his wife over in a driveway in North Haven, killing her, has been re-arrested after he failed to show in court following the prior arrest, according to North Haven police.
Police said they responded to Scrub Oak Road earlier this month after receiving reports that a woman had been hit by a car. When they arrived, the woman’s husband, Francesco Suppa, told authorities it was an accident, according to police.
As police investigated, they learned the couple had been involved in a dispute before the woman was struck.
They said Suppa started his vehicle, sped in reverse down his driveway toward Scrub Oak Road, hit his wife and dragged her before stopping and driving forward.
Suppa’s wife was taken to the hospital and later died, according to police. Authorities have not released her name.
Suppa was initially charged with assault in the first degree on the day of the incident. He was released after posting a $50,000 bond and was supposed to be arraigned the next day, but he did not show up in court. NBC Connecticut went to his house and there was no answer.
After his wife died, the state changed the charges from assault to second-degree manslaughter and a judge issued an order for Suppa’s re-arrest.
Court officials said Suppa has been re-arrested. He is out on bond.