Armed Hamden fugitive captured at Milford motel

MILFORD – City police said they helped catch an armed Hamden man for a parole violation at a local motel this week.

Milford Police Officer Kevin Hilliard helped the fugitive State Department of Correction unit find Tijun Mims, 26, at the Red Roof Inn on Rowe Avenue. Police said Mims had an assault rifle, a semi-automatic pistol and four high capacity magazines.

Milford police received a search warrant to confiscate the firearms and an arrest warrant for Mims. Police served the warrant on February 18 while Mims was in custody at the New Haven Correctional Center.

Mims has been accused of criminal possession of a firearm, possession of an assault weapon, and four times possession of a high capacity magazine. He was held on $ 150,000 bond for his indictment on February 18.

According to the state justice website, Mims was already convicted of robbery and gun charges from 2013.

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