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

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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.”

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