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Man Charged In Alleged Norwalk Drug Stabbing

NORWALK, Conn. – A convicted felon wanted in connection with a recent stabbing in South Norwalk was arrested Friday morning in Bridgeport, Norwalk Police say.

Keith Preston, 28, is accused of stabbing a Norwalk man Sept. 6 during a fight over drugs on Chestnut Street, Sgt. Thomas Roncinske said. The victim stumbled into police headquarters with serious injuries. Police have been looking for Preston since the stabbing, but he had not come back to Norwalk, Roncinske said.

Preston was charged with assault first-degree and held on $250,000 bond.

Police obtained an arrest warrant for Preston the day after the stabbing and spoke to his mother at 707 Laurel Ave. in Bridgeport, where Preston had been staying, Roncinske said. The warrant was highly publicized, and police said Preston knew he was being sought.

Police were told Preston would be at a mall on Boston Avenue in Bridgeport on Friday morning, Roncinske said. They set up surveillance, aided by the U.S. Marshal's Violent Fugitive Task Force. Officers recognized Preston when he arrived, and he was apprehended without incident, Roncinske said.

Preston left the scene of the stabbing in a vehicle, which police stopped that afternoon, Roncinske said. Although he was no longer in the car police developed information that lead to the warrant.

The suspect is originally from Norwalk's Roodner Court, Roncinske said. His criminal record includes convictions for narcotics violations, and Roncinske said he has also been charged with assault. He has an identical twin, who also has a criminal record. Police have documented tattoos on the brothers to help with their identification.

Det. Louie Giannattassio was the lead investigator.

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