Connecticut murder suspect arrested here in Roanoke

He’s now back in Connecticut being held on a $2 million bond

James Gardner (WSLS)

ROANOKE, Va. – A man accused of killing someone in Connecticut last year was found and arrested in Roanoke on Tuesday, according to police.

James Gardner, 38, was wanted for the murder of 46-year-old Henry Paulin as well as shooting another person in a convenience store in Waterbury, Connecticut on Nov. 8, 2020, according to the Waterbury Police Department.

Since his arrest in Roanoke, Gardner has been extradited back to Connecticut and is being held on a $2 million bond.

He faces the following nine charges in connection with the November shooting:

  • Murder
  • Assault in the first degree
  • Criminal use of a firearm
  • Criminal possession of a firearm or ammunition
  • Criminal possession of a pistol or revolver
  • Unlawful discharge
  • Carrying a pistol without a permit
  • Illegal sale or transfer of a firearm
  • Reckless endangerment in the first degree

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