Police: South Carolina fugitive arrested in Fairfield after stop sign violation

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A file photo of a Fairfield, Conn., police cruiser.

A file photo of a Fairfield, Conn., police cruiser.

Brian A. Pounds / Hearst Connecticut Media

FAIRFIELD — A man wanted in South Carolina on burglary and assault offenses was apprehended in Fairfield last week after officers pulled him over following a stop sign violation, police said Wednesday.

Patrol officers pulled over a blue 2007 Chrysler Pacifica after the driver did not make a complete stop at a stop sign around 10:30 a.m. April 21, police said.

Officers spoke with the driver, identified by police as 25-year-old Jovan Kelly, of Bridgeport, who was found to have an outstanding warrant from Lexington County Sheriffs in South Carolina.

The warrant, which requests nationwide extradition, listed charges of assault, battery and first-degree burglary. Fairfield police confirmed the warrant with the sheriff’s office and took Kelly into custody without incident.

At police headquarters, Kelly was charged with fugitive from justice, failure to obey a stop sign, operating a motor vehicle without a license and insufficient insurance. He is expected to enter pleas for his charges in a court appearance on May 20. He remains in custody.