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Man Arrested During Early Morning Raid, Charged with Murder of West Side Resident [Update]

Jonathon Catchings, 24, of 46 Durant Street, was arrested and charged Thursday morning with the murder of 25-year-old Raymond "Tank" Hayward.

arrested a man during early Thursday morning raid who is believed to have shot and killed a city resident on Rose Park Place last Friday, according to Captain Richard Conklin.

Jonathon Catchings, 24, of 46 Durant Street, Stamford, was taken into custody after the department obtained a warrant two days ago charging him with the of 25-year-old Raymond "Tank" Hayward.

According to Conklin, between 16 and 18 heavily armed Stamford police officers and U.S. marshals entered Catchings' residence at approximately 7 a.m. and arrested him without incident. Officers also found 7.7 ounces of crack-cocaine and ammunition inside of the home.

In addition to being charged with Hayward's murder, Catchings was charged with possession of narcotics and intent to sell. His bond is set at a combined amount of $550,000. It has not been determined when Catchings will appear in but Conklin told Patch that it will most likely be Friday morning.

Catchings has prior drug-related convictions, according to Conklin. He served a one-year sentence in 2004 for violating probation and served another 18 months in 2006 for the sale of narcotics.

Conklin told Patch that the investigation remains open and that more arrests in relation to Hayward's murder are likely.

Hayward was found slumped over a curb in front of a vacant lot behind Richmond Hill Mini Market Friday morning after the department received multiple reports of shots fired at approximately 3:44 a.m.

Hayward, who was shot multiple times and was unresponsive, was transported to . He was pronounced dead shortly after.

Please check back with Patch for more updates to this story.

karen June 03, 2011 at 04:46 PM
One life lowered and another walk the line towards a life of solitude and unreslessness. What a pity, two lives ended in the prime of each life! KNC dcquip.media@gmail.com

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