Waterside raid nets fugitive

Stamford police raided a Durant Street home early Thursday morning and arrested a city man wanted by North Carolina authorities on robbery and burglary charges.

Eric Salley, 49, of 49 Durant St., Stamford, was arrested on an extradition warrant and held in lieu of a $200,000 court appearance bond.

Capt. Richard Conklin said Stamford police received information from a detective in Charlotte, North Carolina that they had information that Salley, a wanted suspect, was staying with family in Stamford.

In 2010, Salley was convicted of four felony burglary charges at the Stamford courthouse and was sentenced to four years in jail.

Police began investigating the claim and realized that Salley, who grew up in Stamford and has a large family here, was in town.

On Thursday morning at about 6 a.m. police raided 49 Durant St., and found Salley at the house with some family members and was taken into custody without incident, Conklin said.

Salley was wanted for a convenience store robbery that occurred in September in Charlotte. He is also wanted in connection with two robberies in that same city, Conklin said.

Conklin said Charlotte police agreed to pick him up in Stamford and extradite him to North Carolina if he was captured here.