Police: Georgia Murder Suspect Caught By K-9 in Connecticut
Police say a man wanted for homicide in Georgia has been caught in Connecticut with the help of a State Police K-9.
According to a press release from the Connecticut State Police, 33-year-old Robert Donell Annunziata of McDonough, GA was arrested in Stonington, CT on Sunday night (July 7) after police say he was located and apprehended by Troop D's K-9 Luka.
Annunziata was reportedly pulled over for speeding on Interstate 95 near exit 92 in North Stonington as part of the CT State Police holiday enforcement initiative. During the routine traffic stop, police say the Georgia man fled the scene, engaging troopers in a foot pursuit across the busy highway.
From there, the state police, with assistance from the Stonington PD, Groton PD and Ledyard PD, established a perimeter around the wooded area in which Annunziata fled.
Within a very short period of time, K-9 Luka and his state police handler reportedly apprehended Annunziata, who suffered an injury to his right calf in the process.
Once in custody of the Connecticut State Police, Robert Donell Annunziata was identified as a fugitive of justice with an active warrant for homicide-willfull kill with a gun in Atlanta, GA. He has also been charged locally with interfering and resisting arrest.