Police: Arrest of local man stems from assaults linked to Connecticut homicide
Belfast — A Northport man was arrested on a fugitive from justice charge late Friday night, May 16, as Connecticut authorities want the man returned to the Constitution State to answer to assault charges that are connected to a homicide.
Officers with the Belfast Police Department arrested Michael Ames, 28, of Northport at a residence on Back Belmont Road in Belfast at about 10 p.m.
Belfast Detective Sgt. Bryan Cunningham said Ames was wanted on a fugitive from justice warrant issued out of New Haven County in Connecticut by the North Haven Police Department.
According to the warrant, Cunningham said, authorities there sought Ames on a warrant for failure to appear in court on two assault charges "related to a homicide." The warrant further stated the alleged assaults were related to a homicide case in which the offender was convicted.
The warrant did not offer further specifics about the Connecticut homicide case.
Cunningham said Belfast officers were headed to the Back Belmont Road home to conduct a bail check on someone else when they approached the residence and observed Ames sitting inside.
"They saw him through the window," said Cunningham.
At first, Cunningham said Ames refused to come out of the dwelling, but after a brief exchange with the officers "he finally did come out."