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Two arraigned on attempted murder charges in New London, ordered held on $1 million bonds

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Two people were arraigned in New London on Friday afternoon on attempted murder charges stemming from an incident in New London in November, according to court officials.

Sakye Reels-Felder and Nitasia Sutton both were ordered held on $1 million dollar cash-surety bonds on attempted murder and other charges. The court ordered warrants in both of their cases to remain sealed, so the details of the incident their charges stemmed from were not available.

The two were arrested Thursday afternoon on warrants stemming from an incident that took place in New London on Nov. 24, 2019, court officials said.

Reels-Felder, 20, was arrested on the Mashantucket Tribal Reservation and charged with attempted murder, conspiracy to murder, conspiracy to illegally discharge a firearm, first-degree reckless endangerment and risk of injury to a minor, according to court officials.

Sutton, 21, was arrested in New London and charged with attempted murder and accessory to incite injury to a person or property, according to court officials.

The court upheld $1 million bonds set in the arrest warrants. If either posts bond, the court ordered them to be on a 24-hour lockdown and on GPS and electronic monitoring. Their bonds must be paid at the court, the court ordered.

On Friday, at least 10 family members and friends appeared in court to support Reels-Felder and Sutton, the maximum number of people allowed in the courtroom due to social distancing guidelines.

They are both scheduled to appear in court next on Sept. 25.

Reels-Felder has another pending case for which he is scheduled to appear in court in November.

Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Police said in January that Reels-Felder was one of three people charged in connection with the Oct. 20, 2018, stabbing incident at the Tanger Outlets at Foxwoods Resort Casino.

He was injured in the stabbing, which involved two groups of young people who knew each other from previous incidents, according to court documents.

Sutton has no criminal background.


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