New London man charged in murder is extradited to Connecticut

Montville — New London resident James Armstrong, charged in the April murder of Ralph Sebastian Sidberry, is in custody on a $2 million court-set bond after Connecticut State Police flew to Missouri on Friday to take custody of Armstrong.

He was arrested and processed on the charge at Troop E in Montville, according to an incident summary state police released Saturday. Armstrong is scheduled to be arraigned Monday at the GA 10 courthouse in New London.

On April 12, state police received a call reporting a shooting at 628C Lantern Hill Road in North Stonington. The victim, later identified as Sebastian Sidberry, was pronounced dead at the scene.

After obtaining an arrest warrant for the 30-year-old Armstrong, state police detectives learned that the suspect was possibly at the Army National Guard Fort Leonard Wood in Missouri.

Armstrong was arrested July 27 in Missouri and had been held in the Pulaski County Jail. He was detained and refused to waive extradition, meaning detectives had to apply for a governor's warrant to return him to Connecticut.

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