Police apprehend escaped Cheshire prisoner



A prisoner who escaped custody while at MidState Medical Center last week was apprehended on Sunday, police confirmed.

Cheshire police had arrested Michael Vincent Zimmitti, 29, on Wednesday, May 24, on a warrant for larceny of a motor vehicle and illegal use of a payment card. His bond was set at $100,000.

While at MidState Medical Center on May 25, receiving treatment for an undisclosed issue, Zimmitti escaped from custody. According to Cheshire Police Lt. Jeffrey Sutherland, the Department received information from an anonymous tipster on Sunday, May 28, that led officers to the Mobil gas station on South Main Street in Cheshire, where Zimmitti was once again apprehended at approximately 10:30 p.m.

No one was injured during the incident, however, according to Sutherland Zimmitti did attempt to again escape before being arrested and was thus charged with an additional count of interfering with an officer as well as possession of drug paraphernalia.

He was held on $250,000 bond and was expected to appear in court on Tuesday, May 30.

Cheshire officers also indicated that Zimmitti had an outstanding warrant out of Meriden for third-degree robbery, second-degree breach of peace, and criminal attempt to commit larceny.

Reporters Ciara Hooks and Peter Prohaska contributed to this story.



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