Fugitive wanted in connection with deadly Hamden hit-and-run captured in South Carolina

Crime

GEORGETOWN COUNTY, S.C. (WTNH) — A Connecticut man wanted in connection with a deadly hit-and-run in Hamden has been arrested in South Carolina.

On Thursday, the Georgetown County Sheriff Office announced that they captured 53-year-old William Benton Moultrie.

The fugitive was arrested on five charges in an incident that occurred on July 1, 2018.

Police said a 51-year-old Melissa Renee Reddick was crossing Dixwell Avenue when she was struck by a dark-colored SUV.

Moultrie was charged with evading responsibility, criminal mischief second-degree, interfering with a police officer, falsely reporting an incident, and tampering with evidence.

He is expected to extradited back to Connecticut.

On Friday, Reddick’s family released a statement saying in part:

“She was truly loved. What you took from us and the entire community was someone that uplifted our spirits, someone that made us laugh, someone that loved us. We needed her and we still do need her, and you stole that from us.”

Copyright 2019 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

New Haven

Big business expo returning to New Haven

News /
Thumbnail for the video titled "Big business expo returning to New Haven"

Preview: Fantasy of Lights

News /
Thumbnail for the video titled "Preview: Fantasy of Lights"

WEB EXTRA: Fantasy of Lights - Richard Bohr, history of event

News /
Thumbnail for the video titled "WEB EXTRA: Fantasy of Lights - Richard Bohr, history of event"

Town of Hamden receiving tornado and storm cleanup money from Feds

News /
Thumbnail for the video titled "Town of Hamden receiving tornado and storm cleanup money from Feds"

CT State Police Sergeant suspended after allegedly crashing state vehicle after leaving party at brewery

News /
Thumbnail for the video titled "CT State Police Sergeant suspended after allegedly crashing state vehicle after leaving party at brewery"

Raw footage of body cam video of crash involving CT State Police Sergeant

News /
Thumbnail for the video titled "Raw footage of body cam video of crash involving CT State Police Sergeant"
More New Haven

Trending Stories

Don't Miss

More Don't Miss