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Connecticut double homicide suspect caught in Maryland

HAGERSTOWN, MD (Washington County) – A Connecticut man wanted in connection with a double homicide and kidnapping has been taken into custody, Hagerstown Police said Wednesday.

Peter Manfredonia, 23, was taken in to custody in the area of the Pilot Truck Stop on Halfway Boulevard without incident by the US Marshals and the Washington County Sheriffs Office, Hagerstown Police reported shortly before 10:00 p.m.

No injuries were reported to any law enforcement personnel or Manfredonia, Connecticut state police said.

On Wednesday, May 27, the Hagerstown Police Department received information that Manfredonia abandoned the stolen Hyundai Santa Fe in the Sheetz parking lot in Chambersburg, PA on Tuesday, May 26 and the vehicle was discovered on Wednesday. He then took an Uber to the Hagerstown area, authorities said.

Manfredonia‘s crime spree started on Friday, May 22 when he was allegedly seen leaving the scene of a homicide and serious assault on Mirtl Road in Willington, Ct. He then held a victim against his will after committing a home invasion on Turnpike Road in Willington, where he stole firearms and a truck. He then traveled to Derby, Ct where he abandoned the truck, Connecticut State Police said.

Manfredonia then allegedly went to the home of an acquaintance on Roosevelt Drive in Derby, where he killed another individual, Connecticut State Police said.

Manfredonia allegedly left in a 2016 black Volkswagen Jetta which was located Sunday in New Jersey near the Pennsylvania border. He then used a different form of transportation and traveled to East Stroudsburg, Pa, Connecticut State Police said.

Manfredonia was considered armed and dangerous.

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