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Suspect In 2014 Stabbing Arrested After DUI Stop In Norwalk

Nelson Zelaya, 33, was arrested on multiple charges connected to a stabbing in December 2014 in Norwalk.
Nelson Zelaya, 33, was arrested on multiple charges connected to a stabbing in December 2014 in Norwalk. Photo Credit: Norwalk Police Department

NORWALK, Conn. — Officers arrested a suspect in a stabbing from nearly two years ago during a drunken-driving traffic stop early Saturday, Norwalk police said.

At 1:10 a.m., an officer stopped a car on Fort Point Street at Osborn Avenue, because the driver, who stated his name was Nelson Zuniga, appeared to be intoxicated, police said.

An officer assigned to a DUI Enforcement detail responded and administered field sobriety tests, which Zuniga failed, police said.

Officers then discovered that Zuniga had previously provided the last name Zelaya to the Norwalk Police Department, and an outstanding arrest warrant was found, police said.

The warrant stemmed from a stabbing on Lexington Avenue near Kossuth Street on Dec. 26, 2014, police said.

Nelson Zelaya, 33, of 23 Knapp St., Norwalk, was arrested and charged from the warrant with first-degree assault, second-degree assault, first-degree kidnapping and Conspiracy. From the traffic stop, he was charged with operating under the influence of alcohol, operating under suspension and failure to illuminate rear marker plate.

He was held on $500,000 bond.

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