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Police arrest Carlton Henderson, suspect in Nov. 30 stabbing in Pawcatuck

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Norwich — Police have taken Pawcatuck resident Carlton Henderson, 43, into custody in connection with the Nov. 30 stabbing that left a woman with life-threatening injuries, Stonington police Capt. Todd Olson said in a news release Thursday evening.

Henderson was taken into custody without incident about 5:26 p.m. on Thursday at Hillside Apartments in Norwich during a joint operation with the Norwich and Stonington police departments, Olson said.

Henderson has been charged with criminal attempt to commit murder, first-degree assault, risk of injury to a minor and criminal attempt to commit assault on a police officer, Olson said. He is being held on a $250,000 bond.

Olson said the victim remains at Yale New Haven Hospital, where she had been flown by Life Star helicopter from Westerly Hospital.

Police initially said a neighbor called to report a disturbance at a Mechanic Street home about 8:13 a.m. on Nov. 30, but the suspect fled the scene in a vehicle as officers arrived.

The next day, police identified Henderson as the suspect, describing his car and asking anyone with knowledge of his whereabouts to call police, who involved the FBI and the Connecticut State Police Major Crimes Unit in efforts to find him.

Henderson's sister publicly posted on Facebook encouraging anyone who saw him not to approach him but to call 911 immediately, calling him unpredictable and paranoid.

 

Editor's Note: This version corrects the location of Henderson's arrest.

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