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Wednesday, August 23 News

Shooting investigation leads to arrest for a stolen car

FAIRFIELD — An officer looking for a suspect in a Bridgeport shooting early Monday morning instead found an Enfield man in a stolen car.

Tony Hight, 35, was stopped by police around 2 a.m. after an officer thought the car he was driving, a light blue Hyundai, might match the car wanted in connection with the shooting. The car was spotted near the traffic circle on the Post Road, and when the officer ran the plate, the Fairfield officer discovered the car was reported stolen out of Meriden on July 29.

Police pulled the car over on North Benson road. Hight told officers a friend let him borrow the car. He also had six grams of marijuana in his possession and, according to police, has a “extensive, multi-state” criminal history for burglary, sex assaults, stolen vehicles and narcotics.

Hight was charged with second-degree larceny and given a ticket for possession of marijuana. He was held on a $1,000 bond and given an Aug. 15 date to appear in state Superior Court in Bridgeport.

greilly@ctpost.com; @GreillyPost

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