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Connecticut Fugitive Captured in North Carolina

For immediate release

Matthew Duffy, Supervisory Deputy/Public Information Officer

District of Connecticut Violent Fugitive Task Force
(203) 589-8953

New Haven, CT -  The U.S. Marshals Carolinas Regional Fugitive Task Force on April 17 apprehended a man who fled a Connecticut courthouse during a court proceeding March 30.

Chamar Kelley was arrested March 24 by the Hamden (Connecticut) Police Department March 24 for a domestic incident while on probation for assault. During the arrest, two illegal firearms were recovered from Kelley’s’ residence in Hamden.

After Kelley fled the courthouse March 30, he cut off his probation monitored GPS bracelet. 

The assistance of the Connecticut U.S. Marshal Violent Fugitive Task Force was requested in locating and apprehending Kelley. The fugitive task force and the New Haven Police Department developed information that led Kelley had fled to North Carolina and sent a collateral lead to the USMS Carolinas Regional Fugitive Task Force in Charlotte.  

U.S. Marshals located Kelley in east Charlotte and attempted to arrest him, but he ran. He was apprehended in the vicinity of Keyway Boulevard by a K-9. A loaded 9 mm semi-automatic Taurus handgun was recovered at the scene.

Kelley will now be facing additional weapons charges in North Carolina pending extradition back to Connecticut where he will be facing violation of probation and weapons charges.  

Kelley will be housed at the Mecklenburg County jail.

Since the inception of the U.S. Marshals – Connecticut Violent Fugitive Task Force in 1999, these partnerships have resulted in over 11,046 arrests (Updated as of 9/08/2022). The task force’s objective is to seek out and arrest violent fugitives and sexual predators. Membership agencies include Hartford, New Haven, Bridgeport, Norwalk, Waterbury Police Departments and Immigration and Customs Enforcement. These arrests have ranged in seriousness from murder, assault, unregistered sex offenders, probation and parole violations and numerous other serious offenses. Nationally the United States Marshals Service fugitive programs are carried out with local law enforcement in 94 district offices, 85 local fugitive task forces, eight regional task forces, as well as a growing network of offices in foreign countries.


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