Felon runs from accident scene, knocks on Madison doors

MADISON, Conn. (WTNH) — A New Haven man is facing charges after police say he ran from the scene of an accident and then started knocking on doors in a residential neighborhood of Madison, asking to use the phone.

The crash happened on Interstate 95 north near exit 60 in the town of Madison. Police say Richard Robert Pommer, 48, of Howe Street in New Haven was found in a residential neighborhood. Police located him around 8:45 p.m. after receiving reports that he was knocking on doors, asking to use a telephone.

Pommer is a convicted felon and had drugs and weapons on him when police took him into custody. Police say they found 54 folds of heroin marked “FOXY,” a Glock® Model 26 9mm pistol and 55 9mm bullets. He was charged with criminal possession of a firearm, carrying a firearm without a permit, theft of a firearm, larceny in the fifth degree and illegal possession with intent to sell.

Pommer was wanted for escape in the first degree, as well as a parole re-arrest warrant and state police arrest warrant, police said. He was held on a $100,000 bond and a remand order from the Connecticut Department of Corrections and is scheduled to appear in court Wednesday.

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