Police arrest suspect in North Stonington homicide

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NEW LONDON, Conn. (WTNH) — A New London man is facing charges after police say he fled to Missouri following the murder of a North Stonington man in April.

According to police, on April 12, a shooting had occurred on Lantern Hill Road just after 4 p.m. At the crime scene, officials located the body of a male victim who was pronounced dead at the scene.

Following a lengthy investigation, police obtained an arrest warrant for 30-year-old James Armstrong.

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Detectives learned Armstrong had left Connecticut and was potentially at the Army National Guard Fort Leonard Wood in Missouri. Officials contacted Military Police who then detained Armstrong and charged him with being a Fugitive from Justice.

On Friday, Connecticut State Police detectives flew to Missouri to take custody of Armstrong. He was flown back to Connecticut and arrested.

State Police have charged Armstrong with murder. He is being held on a $2,000,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court on Monday.