Florida man wanted by FBI apprehended in Darien Thursday

A Florida man wanted by the FBI was apprehended in Darien Thursday afternoon after Darien Police were called to assist Connecticut state police.

On Thursday at about 4 p.m. patrol troopers were advised of information received regarding an alleged fugitive who was wanted by the state of Florida. The man, Craig Shertzer, was wanted by the FBI Tampa office for charges of threatening his ex-wife and children. It was believed that he could be traveling up the East Coast.

It was also reported that he might be in possession of a weapon and operating a pick-up towing a trailer.

Connecticut State Trooper Craig Clabby was on a patrol post on I-95 northbound near exit 9 when he saw the suspect vehicle, a Toyota Tundra pick-up towing a white enclosed trailer.

Clabby stopped that vehicle as it left the interstate at exit 11 in Darien and pulled into a gas station. Assisted by Trooper Desoto, and officers from Darien Police, Shertzer was found in the vehicle and taken into custody without incident. No weapons were located.

Sgt. Jeremiah Marron of the Darien Police department confirmed Darien officers were called to assist state troopers at the gas station at Corbin Drive and Post Road Thursday afternoon.

The active arrest warrant was confirmed out of the Florida FBI office and Shertzer was taken to Troop G in Bridgeport where he was formally charged as a fugitive from justice and held for the state of Florida. Shertzer was processed and held on a $500,000 bond.


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