Connecticut State Police Patch STATE OF CONNECTICUT
Department of Public Safety
1111 Country Club Road
Middletown, Connecticut 06457

                               CONNECTICUT STATE POLICE APPREHEND
                               AND ARREST TWO NEW JERSEY ESCAPEES

During the evening hours at approximately 9:30 p.m. Wednesday night, a Connecticut State Trooper stopped a car for motor vehicle violations on Route 8 southbound in Beacon Falls, CT.  The stop and subsequent investigations of the vehicle and occupants revealed that the operator and passenger were both wanted by the Trenton New Jersey Department of Corrections for Escape from custody.

Both suspects attempted to elude Connecticut apprehension by providing State Police with false names. State Police using the Live Scan Fingerprint Technology System identified both escapees.  

Both subjects were charges as Fugitives from Justice. They were processed at Troop-I in Bethany and held on $100,000 bond. Both accused will appear in Derby Superior Court today 02/23/06.

ACCUSED:  #1  McDonald, Hakeem    DOB: 06/01/79

     215 3rd Street  Elizabeth, N.J.

#2  SMITH,  Fared            DOB: 04/23/77
1116 Anna St.  Elizabeth, N.J.

CHARGES:    Fugitive From Justice

                  Interfering with Police

                  Criminal Impersonation

Authorities in Trenton New Jersey will request the extraditions of both subjects. 


Sgt. J. Paul Vance