Hamden man, wanted for absconding from parole, found in Milford with assault weapon

Tijun Mims, 26, had previously been convicted of a robbery in New Haven.

MILFORD, Conn. – The Department of Correction and Milford Police arrested a convicted robber and found him in possession of an assault rifle and illegal magazines.

Tijun Mims, 26, was convicted of robbery in New Haven in 2013 and was paroled after 40 months in prison, but failed to meet his parole.

On February 4, Officer Hilliard of the Milford Police Department assisted the CT Department of Corrections Fugitive Unit in finding Tijun Mims at a Red Roof Inn in town.

According to police, Mims was in possession of an assault rifle, a semi-automatic pistol and four high capacity magazines during his investigation.

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

Mims was charged with: criminal possession of a firearm, possession of an assault weapon and four possession counts of a high capacity magazine. He is being held in the custody of the Corrections Department in lieu of a $ 150,000 bond.

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