Connecticut State Police Patch STATE OF CONNECTICUT
Department of Public Safety
1111 Country Club Road
Middletown, Connecticut 06457
August 27, 2008

   On 08-26-2008, at approximately 12:35 p.m., State Police at Troop I received a radio call from the New Haven Police Department.  New Haven P.D. requested State Police assistance in stopping an Acura,bearing CT registration 820-WKB that was being followed by two of their detectives in an unmarked New Haven Police car in reference to a New Haven Police felony investigation.

   State Police Troopers responded to the areas to provide assistance in stopping the suspect car. An off duty Trooper, TFC J. Vegliante overheard the radio broadcast and responded to assist in the stop. In addition, TFC D. Dubois and TFC. Taylor positioned themselves to effect the stop.

   The operator of the suspect car (black Acura) began to flee before attempts to stop him were made. State Police Troopers Vegiliante and Dubois pursued the suspect north on I-91 to east on I-691.  As the suspect vehicle exited I-691 at Exit 12, the suspect's car rammed one State Police cruiser’s push bumpers. The second CSP cruiser continued to attempt to stop the suspect,when the suspect sped up and intentionally rammed that State Police cruiser twice before coming to rest on the right shoulder. 

   The accused fled on foot a short distance into the wooded area off the shoulder of the highway. TFC Veglianteand TFC Dubois captured the accused and took the accused into custody without further incident. Both Troopers sustained minor injuries and were transported to Yale-New Haven Hospital where they were treated and released.     

   The accused was transported to State Police Troop I in Bethany where he was processed and held on $500,000 bond to appear in Meriden Superior Court today, 08/27/08, to answer the following charges.


ARRESTED: Markease A. Hill, DOB: 03-11-1975

CHARGES: multiple motor vehicle charges

                    Criminal Attempt to Commit Assault First Degree (3 Counts)

                    Assault Second Degree (2 Counts)

                    Assault on a Police Officer (3 Counts)

                    Reckless Endangerment First Degree

                    Criminal Mischief First Degree

                    Interfering With Police

                   Breach of Peace 


LT. J. Paul Vance