Fugitive Captured by CT State Police in Maryland

Peter Manfredonia of Newtown Was Subject of Manhunt

Dave Mager
May 28, 2020 - 12:47 am

Peter Manfredonia, the armed subject of a six-day-long manhunt that tracked him from Connecticut to Pennsylvania to Maryland, is in Connecticut State Police custody.

Wednesday night, Connecticut troopers found him in Hagerstown, Maryland. State Police spokesperson Lt. Christine Jeltema says no one was injured at the scene of the arrest.

Manfredonia, 23, of Newtown, is accused of killing Ted Demers, 62, in Willington last Friday and Nick Eisele, 23, in Derby on Sunday. 

In between those crimes, the UConn senior allegedly stole several guns from another Willington home.

Lt. Jeltema says, "A firearm was found at the proximity of the arrest which was believed to be the weapon that was used in the Derby homicide." 

The Manfredonia family had been asking Peter to turn himself in. An attorney for the family, Michael Dolan of Hamden, says, "His family is relieved that Peter has brought this to a peaceful conclusion."