Westport Police Capture Man Who Fled Traffic Stop

WESTPORT, Conn. (CBS Connecticut) – Westport police say a 27-year-old Bridgeport man who fled a traffic stop on Bridge Street Saturday morning, was captured about an hour later hiding in a shed in the backyard of a home on Keyser Road.

Police say Dahonta J. Robert-Hilliard, 27, was pulled over around 11 a.m. and ordered to exit the vehicle; instead, he fled on foot– dropping a gun in the process. Nearby residents were told to remain in their homes and a police K9 was brought to the area to search for the suspect. Police recovered the gun.

Just before noon, Robert-Hilliard was located hiding in the outbuilding, said police. He suffered what they describe as minor injuries from the police dog.

Robert-Hilliard faces charges of carrying a pistol without a permit, carrying weapons in a motor vehicle, third-degree burglary, interfering with an officer, and criminal possession of a firearm, in addition to motor vehicle violations, said police. He was being held on $250,000 bond pending arraignment October 24 in Norwalk Superior Court.

Officers from Norwalk and Fairfield assisted in the search.

 

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