A wanted man was finally taken into custody by police on Friday morning.
Police said they had been searching for 22-year-old Jevon Pergues of Danbury, who was wanted for multiple failure to appear in court warrants.
Initially, police said they received information that Pergues was in the parking lot of Jennings Beach in Fairfield with a girlfriend just before 8 p.m. Thursday.
Several patrols made their way to the area. A bail enforcement agent was able to make contact with the suspect, but he fled towards Craig Place.
Officers said he managed to rip his shirt and shoes off in a scuffle and ran through backyards of houses near Craig Street. He was described as a very fast runner.
A perimeter was set up to include Turney Road, Riverside Drive, South Benson Road and surrounding streets. However, Pergues was gone.
Police from Norwalk, Fairfield and Bridgeport assisted with the search.
In the meantime, a vehicle driven by Ashley Krokovich, Pergues' girlfriend, was stopped by police. During the stop, she admitted to being the suspect's girlfriend and was issued a verbal warning for a traffic stop.
Police said they kept surveillance on Krokovich until they were certain she was not going to pick Pergues up.
Shortly after 11 p.m., police said Krokovich went to Fairfield police headquarters allegedly seeking information on her missing boyfriend. She had a friend of theirs, Rodney Wright, with her. Wright was apparently the subject of a warrant for failing to appear as well, so he was promptly arrested.
Just before 7 a.m. on Friday, Danbury police said they caught Pergues in their city. He was at his brother's house after somehow being driven there by Krokovich.
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