RUSSELL — A routine traffic enforcement by a Montgomery Police Department officer led to the apprehension of a wanted man from Connecticut on Friday evening.
At approximately 8:45 p.m., an officer using radar equipment on Blandford Road detected a vehicle traveling at 62 mph.
The officer initiated a traffic stop of the vehicle near 1102 Blandford Rd.
Upon identification, the driver, an adult male, was discovered to have an active extraditable warrant from Vernon, Connecticut, for charges including Assault in the 3rd degree and Strangulation in the 2nd degree.
After Vernon authorities confirmed they would extradite the suspect, Montgomery police took him into custody on the strength of the outstanding warrants.
The man was processed at the local station and subsequently transported to the Hampden County House of Corrections, where he was held pending an arraignment.
The suspect is scheduled to appear at Westfield District Court on Saturday morning before the extradition proceedings commence.