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Massachusetts homicide suspect arrested at his CT residence

A man wanted on assault, robbery and kidnapping charges who is also a suspect in a homicide in Massachusetts was arrested in Willimantic on Thursday.

Lee George-Maldonado, 28, was arrested in the early morning hours at a residence on Taylor Court and charged as a fugitive from justice, according to a statement issued by Lt. Charles Miller of the Willimantic Police Department.

Miller said Willimantic officers were assisted by the Connecticut U.S. Marshals Service District’s Violent Fugitive Task Force.

In the week before the arrest, the U.S. Marshals Service met with detectives in Willimantic and began investigating George-Maldonado’s whereabouts, Miller said. They were assisted by the Massachusetts State Police and the Fall River Police Department.

According to Miller, George-Maldonado is wanted in Massachusetts on a warrant charging him with kidnapping with a firearm, possession of a firearm without a license, conspiracy to violate the drug law, felony assault and armed robbery. . Miller said he is also a suspect in a homicide investigation in Massachusetts.

Following his arrest, George-Maldonado was held on $2 million bail. He was scheduled to appear in Danielson Superior Court on Thursday.