Southington police charge Massachusetts man as fugitive

Published on Monday, 24 June 2019 20:53
Written by JUSTIN MUSZYNSKI

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SOUTHINGTON - A Massachusetts man was arrested in Southington on Sunday and charged as a fugitive.

William Healey, 57, is wanted on two warrants out of his home state charging him with assault and battery on a family member, according to officials in Bristol Superior Court - where he was arraigned Monday.

Southington police on Sunday, around 12:04 a.m., were dispatched to a local hotel on the report that “an individual” was “acting strange” in one of the rooms, according to the police report. Police charged Healy with one count of disorderly conduct in connection with a domestic violence incident.

While in custody, police found that Healy was wanted in Massachusetts. Southington police confirmed with Massachusetts authorities that they are willing to extradite Healy so he can face the charges in their state.

Healy on Monday in Bristol Superior Court agreed to waive his right to extradition. He could be taken to Massachusetts as soon as July 23, when he is due back in Bristol court. He has been charged as a fugitive from justice.

Prosecutors in Bristol generally drop fugitive from justice cases once an individual is turned over to authorities from the state where they are wanted. It is not clear how the disorderly conduct case will be handled.

Healy is being held on $101,000 bond while he awaits extradition.

Justin Muszynski can be reached at 860-973-1809 or jmuszynski@bristolpress.com.



Posted in New Britain Herald, Southington Herald, General News on Monday, 24 June 2019 20:53. Updated: Monday, 24 June 2019 20:56.