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Suspect in bizarre Meriden abduction briefly arraigned

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Chasity Marquez faced a judge on Friday. (WFSB photo) Chasity Marquez faced a judge on Friday. (WFSB photo)
MERIDEN, CT (WFSB) -

A suspect in a bizarre abduction in Meriden last month was briefly arraigned on Friday.

Chasity Marquez, 26, of Naugatuck, saw her case continued during her court appearance.

According to police, Marquez was driving an SUV that two men got out of before they supposedly kidnapped a driver. 

The incident began on Nancy Lane just off North Colony Road at about 8 a.m. on May 26.

Just as a Meriden detective sergeant was on his way to work, he said he saw two men exit an SUV, which had what appeared to be police-style lights flashing.

The men went up to a vehicle that had stopped on the side of the road. Police said they forced a female driver into the back seat of the car, got in and drove off in the victim's car. The woman told police she was held at gunpoint.

The original SUV that the two men left followed behind the victim's car.

The Meriden officer said he called for assistance and the men sped away.

Eventually, police found the SUV with a female driver and took her into custody. She was identified as Marquez.

Police said she was charged with first-degree kidnapping, first-degree conspiracy to commit kidnapping, carjacking, conspiracy to commit carjacking and impersonating a police officer. She was held on a $250,000 bond.

Marquez's arraignment was at Meriden Superior Court.

Her case was transferred to New Haven court, where she's been scheduled to appear on June 28.

Police continue to search for the two men, who were masked at the time.

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