*This is a developing story and will be updated as additional information becomes available.*
Peter Manfredonia, a 23-year-old University of Connecticut student accused of murdering two people, injuring another and kidnapping a friend’s girlfriend, has been captured.
Police captured Mafredonia in Hagerstown, Maryland, on Wednesday night. According to a tweet by the Connecticut State Police, no one was injured during the apprehension. Officials are planning a press conference on Thursday and will provide additional information.
**UPDATE**Suspect, Peter Manfredonia has been found & is in custody. CSP Eastern District Major Crime are on scene in Hagerstown, MD. No injuries to any law enforcement personnel or Manfredonia. More info will be provided on Thurs, May 28 @PAStatePolice @FBINewHaven @FBI @MDSP pic.twitter.com/QFnUDuOqn0
— CT State Police (@CT_STATE_POLICE) May 28, 2020
As CrimeOnline previously reported, Mafredonia allegedly killed Theodore Demers, 62, in an attack on May 22 in Willington that left another man injured. After the suspect attacked the men with an “edged weapon,” he fled the area, police said.
According to Demers’ wife, the victim did not know Manfredonia. The suspect allegedly killed Theodore Demers after he gave Manfredonia a ride to his motorcycle at a barn.
Manfredonia is also accused of holding a Willington homeowner captive Sunday before stealing a truck and firearms. The homeowner was not injured.
Authorities located the stolen truck in Osbornedale State Park in Derby. While searching the park, authorities learned that Nicholas Eisele, 23, Manfredonid’s friend who lived nearby, had been murdered. Officers found Eisele dead in his home from a gunshot wound.
The suspect is accused of also kidnapping Eisele’s 23-year-old girlfriend. She was later found safe at Patterson, New Jersey, with her vehicle.
Check back for updates.
[Feature Photo: Peter Manfredonia/Police Handout]