Man wanted for questioning in Meriden homicide held on separate charges

MERIDEN — A man previously described as armed and dangerous and wanted by police for questioning in a homicide at a local hotel last year has been taken into custody on failure to appear in court charges.

Trevor Outlaw, 33, of 98 Horton Ave., was taken into custody on Monday and charged with five counts of failure to appear in court. Those charges stem from previous cases where Outlaw faces charges including criminal weapon possession, operation of a drug factory, second-degree assault, reckless endangerment and assault of public safety personnel. Outlaw is held on a total of $900,000 bond and is due back in Meriden Superior Court on April 14.

Giovanni Rodriguez, 24, died of a gunshot wound to the chest outside the Comfort Inn on East Main Street early in the morning on June 21, 2020, police said shortly after the incident.

Officers found Rodriguez laying unconscious in the entranceway of the hotel. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Cheenisa Rivera, 39, of Meriden, was charged in September with hindering prosecution. She was released on $75,000 bond and is due to appear in Meriden Superior Court on March 2.

Police in September issued a statement asking for the public’s help tracking down Outlaw. He was being sought for questioning related to the shooting, Lt. John Mennone said in September.

Police did not immediately return messages seeking an update to the homicide investigation. Outlaw has not been charged in the homicide.

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