Vernon police arrest, charge men as fugitives from North Carolina

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VERNON, Conn. (WTNH) — Residents of a Vernon neighborhood were advised to shelter in place in their basements Thursday morning due to the search of two fugitives.

Roughly, 30 minutes later, police said that scene has since been secured and the shelter in place order was lifted.

The incident came as police were searching for men who were considered fugitives from North Carolina.

Wardell Sherrill, 21, of Charlotte, and Carols Jimenez, 22, of Vernon, were wanted in North Carolina for felony warrants charging them with an armed robbery involving a handgun.

Police learned the men may be on a home on Dow Street and obtained search warrants.

Just after 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, Vernon police advised the residents on Rau Street, Grand Avenue, Dow Street and Pillsbury Hill to shelter inside of their homes, specifically in their basements, until further notice.

The situation on Dow Street was resolved peacefully and the suspects were taken in custody.

Both men were charged with fugitive from justice and given a $500,000 bond. They are due in Hartford Superior Court on April 3.

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