Man wanted in connection with Connecticut homicide arrested in Roanoke Tuesday, police say

Roanoke Valley News

(Photo: Courtesy Waterbury Police Department in Connecticut)

ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — A man facing numerous charges — including murder — in connection with a Connecticut homicide from November was taken into custody in Roanoke earlier this week.

The Waterbury Police Department says 38-year-old James Gardner was arrested in Roanoke on Tuesday, Feb. 23 and extradited back to Connecticut.

According to the department, Gardner was arrested in connection to the homicide of 45-year-old Henry Paulin and the shooting of another person on Nov. 8, 2020 in a Connecticut convenience store.

Police say Garner was charged with the following offenses:

  • Murder
  • Assault in the first degree
  • Criminal use of a firearm
  • Criminal possession of a firearm or ammunition
  • Criminal possession of a pistol or revolver
  • Unlawful discharge
  • Carrying a pistol without a permit
  • Illegal sale or transfer of a firearm
  • Reckless endangerment in the first degree

Garner is reportedly being held on a $2 million bond.

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