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Officers Recapture Stabbing Suspect After Jumping Bail

Officers Recapture Stabbing Suspect After Jumping Bail

Eric J. Stiggle

Associated Press

September 15, 2010

NORWICH, Conn. (AP) – Connecticut authorities say a man charged with stabbing and kidnapping his ex-wife before leading police on a 50-mile chase on the Massachusetts Turnpike has been recaptured after he posted bail using a fake letter from a dead lawyer.

Norwich police say they arrested 39-year-old Eric Stiggle of New London Tuesday night.

Authorities say Stiggle missed a court date Tuesday and a state judge ordered him rearrested with bail set at $2.5 million. Prosecutors say he used the bogus letter to convince a bondsman to post his more than $1.3 million bail Monday.

Police say Stiggle stabbed his ex-wife in Bridgeport on May 30 and forced her into a car. The ordeal ended the next day, when Stiggle crashed the car in Chatham, N.Y., during a chase that began in Holyoke, Mass. The woman survived.


Prior record

Records from the State of Connecticut Judicial Branch website show the following incidents resulting in criminal charges against Eric J. Stiggle:

October 5, 2005: Larceny 3rd Deg; 1 year in jail [Verdict, January 25, 2007]

September 29, 2004: Poss Cntrld Sbstnc/<4 Oz Mrhna; unconditional discharge [Vedict, February 3, 2005]

July 28, 2004: Larceny 6th Deg; unconditional discharge [Vedict, March 29, 2005]

July 3, 2004: ILL Opn Mv Und Influ (2nd Off); 2 years jail, $1,000 fine; Execution Suspended After 1 Year, Probation 3 Years [Vedict, January 30, 2006]

July 3, 2004: Asslt Pb Sfty/Emr Med/Pub Trns; 10 years jail; Execution Suspended After 4 Years, Probation 3 Years [Verdict, January 30, 2006]

December 18, 2003: Violation Of Protective Ord; 5 Years Jail, Execution Suspended After 18 Months, Probation 3 Years | Assault 3rd Deg; 1 Year Jail, Execution Suspended, Probation 3 Years | Threatening 2nd Deg; 1 Year Jail, Execution Suspended, Probation 3 Years [Verdict, January 18, 2005]

September 3, 2003: ILL Opn Mv Under Infl Alc/Drug; 2 years jail, $2,000 fine [Verdict, March 8, 2006]

September 3, 2003: Criminal impersonation; 6 months jail [Verdict, March 8, 2006]

August 4, 2001: Threatening 2nd Deg; 1 Year Jail [Verdict, August 31, 2001]

August 14, 2001: Asslt Pb Sfty/Emr Med/Pub Trns; 23 months jail, Sentence Modified / suspended after time served, July 15 2003 [Verdict, August 31, 2001]

June 9, 2001: ILL Opn Mv Und Suspnsn-Alcohol; 30 days jail, $500 fine [Verdict, August 31, 2001]

November 11, 2000: ILL Opn Mv Under Infl Alc/Drug; 6 Months Jail, Execution Suspended After 120 Days, Conditional Discharge 1 Year, $1,000 fine [Verdict, June 19, 2001]


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    Dunn317

    almost 4 years ago

    152 Comments

    Why did this guy even have bail?

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    grant319

    almost 4 years ago

    1208 Comments

    He's back where he needs to be.

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    arroyol

    almost 4 years ago

    696 Comments

    good job. Hope they throw the book at him

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    nrp5hgwedf

    almost 4 years ago

    0 Comments

    Time off the streets away from our citizens who are not safe with him around.

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    Whalewatcher

    almost 4 years ago

    11194 Comments

    Bond for a violent, repeat offender ?? Are you kidding ?!?!?!? The judge was a moron for allowing bond, and the bondsman was a moron for putting up the money !!!!

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    pastor_greene

    almost 4 years ago

    72 Comments

    Oh good grief, his last crime could have been avoided if they would have put this one in a cage after his September 2004 offense.

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    Valerie420

    almost 4 years ago

    96 Comments

    His record is proof that our justice system is broken

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    OlSkoolBlu89

    almost 4 years ago

    2484 Comments

    Sometimes the truth is less believable then a lie, what kinda bondsman post a 1.3m based on a (fake) letter from a lawyer, I dont care if were a real one from Pres. Obama 1.3 is 1.3 on the line he dont show. This bondsman makes me wanna come out of retirement n go catch all his no shows n bad writes. Which sound pretty profitable if he is doing dumbass stuff like that! Oh n great catch by the officer's.

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    Anonymous

    almost 4 years ago

    NO BOND FROM START NO PROBLEM , GREAT JOB CATCHING THIS POS

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    wiseass0282

    almost 4 years ago

    10984 Comments

    Glad they got the guy. That bondsman is not going to stay in business very long if he falls for stuff like that.

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    rhood

    almost 4 years ago

    23592 Comments

    It should have been no bond to begin with. Given his history, he needs to stay jailed.

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    Irishcop1961

    almost 4 years ago

    50400 Comments

    Hope the POS never sees the light of day again.

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    bumperdog831

    almost 4 years ago

    264 Comments

    a fake letter? its amazing that someone as dumb as this got away with something like that

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