State Police Arrest Suspect in Newtown Carjacking

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NBC Connecticut

State police have arrested a Bethel man who is suspected of a carjacking in Newtown. They said he was taken into custody in Southbury.

Newtown police alerted state police just before 11 a.m. that there had been an armed carjacking and a white BMW sedan had been stolen, according to state police.

It was seen on Interstate 84 East near exit 14 and the suspect led state troopers in pursuit, got off

the highway at exit 15 and crashed, state police said.

Police took the suspect into custody and learned that there was a warrant out of Danbury for him in connection with firearms-related charges.

State police said they recovered a stolen firearm and narcotics at the scene.

The suspect was charged with criminal possession of a pistol or revolver, theft of a firearm, illegal possession of a weapon in a motor vehicle, possession of narcotics with intent to sell, possession of drug paraphernalia, reckless endangerment in the second degree, engaging police in a pursuit and reckless driving.

He was held on a $1 million bond.

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