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    Thursday, May 30, 2024


    A former New London man jailed in 2004 on a home invasion conviction was arrested Monday morning in Pawcatuck by state and local police for being a parole absconder.

    According to a press released issued by the Statewide Narcotics Task Force, Carlton Henderson, 33, was found hiding under a bed at 8 Lathrop Drive in Pawcatuck at 5:30 a.m. He was taken into custody by the task force, Stonington police and the state Parole Department.

    Henderson was let out of prison under supervised release in February of this year, the press release stated, and in March he allegedly removed his GPS monitoring device, resulting in a parole violation. A parole absconder warrant was issued for his arrest.

    "Members of the Statewide Narcotics Task Force developed information that ... Henderson has been staying at various locations within the New London and Pawcatuck area in an attempt to avoid apprehension," the release stated. "... Information received indicated that Henderson had previously made verbal statements that he would not go quietly back to prison without giving up a fight."

    In 2004, Henderson pleaded guilty to first-degree robbery and third-degree burglary. In addition to his prison term, Henderson was to be placed on six years of special parole after his release.

    Henderson and another man were accused of robbing four people at gunpoint in New London in November 2003 and leading police on a high-speed chase across the Gold Star Memorial Bridge to Groton.