Fugitive arrested in Georgia

BRIDGEPORT – The Statewide Narcotics Task Force (SNTF) arrested Michael Malik Jefferson,  27, with the assistance of the Bridgeport State’s Attorney’s Office.

In 2012, a Search Warrant was obtained by SNTF for Jefferson’s residence on Howard Avenue in Bridgeport based on an investigation into narcotics and handgun sales by Jefferson. An arrest Warrant was obtained as well. Jefferson was not located during the Search Warrant Execution.

SNTF learned that he fled to Georgia to avoid arrest. He was subsequently arrested in Georgia for other, unrelated crimes.

SNTF alerted Georgia Department of Corrections of the active warrant for his arrest in Connecticut. GA DOC notified SNTF that Jefferson’s period of incarceration there was ending and that he would be released on Aug. 13. Jefferson waived extradition to Connecticut.

SNTF then advised the Bridgeport State’s Attorney’s Office. Upon release in Georgia, Jefferson was taken into custody by Inspectors from the Main Street Courthouse and flown back to Connecticut.

Upon arrival in Connecticut, Jefferson was turned over to SNTF.  Jefferson was charged with four counts of Sale of Narcotics C.G.S. §21a-278(b); three counts of Sale of Narcotics within 1500 feet of a School C.G.S. §21a-278a(b), Firearms Trafficking C.G.S. §53-202aa; Carrying a Pistol without a Permit C.G.S. §29-53(a); Illegal Transfer of Firearm C.G.S. §29-33; and Criminal Possession of a Firearm C.G.S. §53a-217c. His bail was set by the court at $250,000.00.

Daniel Tepfer