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Homicide, Trafficking Suspects Caught in Fairfield

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Two men facing felony charges in other states were arrested Saturday in Fairfield.

Fairfield and Connecticut State Police arrested a Queens, N.Y., man wanted in connection with the homicide of his wife at the rest stop on I-95. Fairfield Police also arrested a man wanted on drug trafficking charges during a motor vehicle accident in town the same afternoon.

Connecticut State Police asked for help finding a suspect in a stolen car out of New York state at about 9 p.m. Saturday. Fairfield Police helped find the man as he walked out of the restaurant at the rest stop near exit 22 on I-95. The man arrested was Jordan Hawes, 32, of Queens, N.Y.

CBS New York reports that Hawes is wanted in for questioning in connection with the death of his wife, Tara Hawes. Connecticut State Police currently have him in custody.

Another fugitive was found in Fairfield at about 2:30 p.m. Saturday afternoon. Fairfield Police responded to a traffic accident on Kings Highway East. While processing the crash officers found that Shanaan T. Yousey, 24, of Salem, Conn., had an extraditable warrant for his arrest from Portland, Maine.

The Courtland County Sherriff’s office confirmed that Yousey was wanted for drug trafficking charges, police say. Fairfield Police charged him with being a fugitive from justice Saturday afternoon. He was held on a $100,000 bond and is due in court on Feb. 14.

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