BARTON — Yesterday, at 9:30 p.m. the Vermont State Police learned that two fugitives from the state of Connecticut, were eluding law enforcement with family members in Vermont.
Jaheem Synpe, 19, of New Britain, CT was wanted for assault, criminal attempt to commit murder, assault on a police officer, and larceny in the second degree.
Frankie Gonzalez, 23, of New Britain, CT, was wanted for hindering prosecution in the first degree, and tampering with or fabricating physical evidence.
The warrants stem from an incident on January 19, when New Britain Officer Brett Morgan attempted to stop a stolen motor vehicle being operated by Snype. Officer Morgan was dragged by the vehicle and sustained serious bodily injury.
Yesterday, the Vermont State Police were able to obtain several search warrants in an attempt to locate Snype and Gonzalez. Members from the Vermont State Police (VSP), VSP Tactical Support Unit, US Marshals Office, Federal Bureau of Investigation, US Border Patrol, New Britian (CT) Police Department, and the Vermont National Guard, coordinated their search efforts.
Law enforcement authorities located Frankie Gonzalez at a family member’s home in Greensboro, VT. As the investigation continued authorities were also able to locate Snype at a friend’s home in Barton.
Both suspects were taken into custody without incident and no one was injured during the course of the incident.
Both Snype and Gonzalez were transported to the St. Johnsbury Barracks and processed. Snype was held without bail, lodged at the Northeast Correctional Facility, and will be arraigned at Orleans Criminal Court.
Gonzalez was held for a lack of $250,000 bail, lodged at the Northeast Correctional Facility, and will be arraigned at Orleans Criminal Court today.
Extradition of both suspects back to Connecticut will be coordinated by the Orleans County State’s Attorney’s Office.Are you on Instagram? Cool. So are we. CLICK HERE to follow us for a behind the scenes look at Newport Dispatch.