Fairfield police helped State Police nab a man Saturday night wanted for homicide in New York state.

Local officers received a request for assistance from the state troopers attempting to take a man into custody at the southbound rest area on Interstate 95.

A stolen car the suspect was driving was found in the parking lot, but the car was empty, police said.

But the wanted man, identified as Jordan Hawes, was taken into custody without incident after he walked out of the rest stop center.

State police spokesman Lt. J. Paul Vance said Hawes was held on a charge of larceny by possession and taken to a local hospital for treatment of a "medical issue."

Hawes, 32, is wanted by police in New York for questioning in connection with the beating death of his wife, Tara, according to DNAinfo.com, a New York City news website.

Tara Hawes, a 33-year-old teacher who worked with special needs children, was found in the couple's Queens apartment Thursday night, the website (http://bit.ly/zr5jHl) reported. Medical examiners found Hawes died of blunt force trauma to the head. Investigators originally believed Hawes' throat had been split, DNAinfo reported.