NEW HAVEN — A missing New Haven woman and a city man suspected of robbing multiple city banks in recent months were found Monday night in New York, according to city police.
According to a New Haven Police Department news release Tuesday evening, 26-year-old Jeffon Suggs was found with Darryl Donell Henry and another man in Westchester County, New York Monday. Henry was arrested in connection with a New Haven robbery warrant and Suggs also was arrested, “for Connecticut warrants.”
A sergeant with the Greenburgh Police Department was hit in the chest area, but his bulletproof vest stopped the bullet. The other officer, from the Dobbs Ferry Police Department, was struck by a ricochet to the leg. The officers injuries are not considered life-threatening. They were treated and released from the hospital.
The other man, 42-year-old Samuel Galberth, a Connecticut resident, was fatally injured when, according to the release, “Members of the FBI Westchester County Safe Streets Task Force were at the motel,” in Ardsley, N.Y., “assisting the FBI New Haven Safe Streets Task Force. Officers from a New York task force and several New York police departments also assisted in the attempt to serve several out of state arrest warrants.”
Authorities also say a missing 26-year-old woman from Connecticut was located in the motel room with the two men. The woman, identified as Jeffon Suggs from New Haven, had been reported missing since May 17. She was last seen with her friend Tamika Jones. who was found dead in Massachusetts in mid-May.
A local ABC station in New York said Galberth, of West Haven, was wanted in connection with an investigation in Connecticut where his girlfriend was found dead a few months ago.
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WTNH reported that Galberth — the first cousin of Tramaine Poole of New Haven — was killed in a shootout at the scene with FBI officers.
Poole, 42, suspected of fatally shooting a 28-year-old woman in her car in May 2018, was killed in August 2018 in a shootout with Virginia state troopers.
In a statement, Westchester County District Attorney Anthony A. Scarpino Jr. said Galberth was pronounced dead after a police-involved shooting at the Ardsley Acres Motel in Ardsley.
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FBI officers and the Greenburgh Police Task Force had been attempting to execute “several” out-of-state warrants, Scarpino said; Galberth “was sought in connection with more than one investigation in Connecticut and elsewhere.”
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Two officers, one from Greenburgh, the other from Dobbs Ferry, were injured during the encounter, Scarpino said. Both have been released from the hospital.
Scarpino says the suspect was sought in connection with more than one investigation in Connecticut and elsewhere, and the officers were attempting to execute several out-of-state warrants. A second man, who had been with Galberth in the motel, was arrested on another interstate warrant for bank robbery. “As the officers approached the motel, the suspect came out of the room and engaged officers in gunfire. Multiple shots were exchanged between the officers and the suspect,” says Ardsley Police Chief Anthony Piccolino.
“What took place at the scene in Ardsley is the subject of our investigation. Our Office will continue to consult with the New York Attorney General’s Office as the investigation continues,” said Scarpino in the statement. “At this time, we want to commend the brave FBI agents and police officers who responded and put themselves in harm’s way to protect the people of Westchester County.”
Ardsley police directed a request for information Tuesday to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, which is now handling the matter. Messages left for FBI officials were not immediately returned.
An Ardsley court official said Tuesday a Darryl Henry had been charged with being a fugitive from justice.
Westchester County District Attorney Anthony A. Scarpino Jr. says Samuel Galberth, 42, of West Haven, Connecticut, was killed after he opened fire on FBI agents and the Greenburgh Police Task Force at the Ardsley Acres Motel on Saw Mill River Road around 10:30 p.m.
Suggs was reported missing May 17, after being last seen in the company of Tamika Jones, a New Haven woman found dead in Massachusetts, according to her family.
Guests at the hotel say they had no idea was going on. “I just walked out to get my charger and I saw guys run up and down and then I just heard shots. Flash bombs, shots, unbelievable gunfire,” says witness Anthony Passananti.
“I’m just glad (my) niece is safe and can’t wait for her to return home,” said Sullivan.
Henry was named as a person of interest Monday as police investigated the robbery of a Webster Bank in Westville Village over the weekend.
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In addition to the Webster Bank robbery, a Wells Fargo branch on Foxon Boulevard was robbed twice and a Key Bank location was robbed once in recent weeks by a man fitting Henry’s description.
Tramaine Poole had been the subject of a manhunt by federal, state and local law enforcement in summer 2018 after the May 31 slaying of Tyekqua Nesbitt. Poole was killed after he refused to stop the stolen car he was in and then shot at Virginia State Police during a chase, authorities said at the time.
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On April 11, Suggs was charged with two traffic-related offenses, according to court records. She was driving a car owned by Jones at the time.
In addition to the April 11 incident, Suggs faces two outstanding cases in Superior Court in New Haven, in which she is charged with misdemeanors.
Two police sergeants were shot while assisting the FBI with a drug raid at the Ardsley Acres Motel, according to police.
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Ardsley motel shootout: What we know
The identities of the suspect shot and killed, along with two others arrested, in the officer-involved shooting during a drug raid by the FBI and police at a motel in Westchester overnight, have been released.
Shooting Leaves 2 Police Officers Wounded, Suspect Dead In Westchester County Motel Drug Raid
The suspect, who was pronounced dead at Westchester County Medical Center, was sought in connection with more than one investigation in Connecticut and elsewhere, according to the Westchester County District Attorneys Office.
He was identified as 42-year-old Samuel Galberth of West Haven, Connecticut. A second man, 55-year-old Darryl Donell Henry of New Haven. who had been with Galberth in the motel, was arrested on another interstate warrant for bank robbery.
Found with Henry and Galberth was Jeffon Suggs of New Haven. The 26-year-old woman was also arrested for Connecticut warrants, New Haven Police said.
Suspect Dead, Two Police Officers Shot In Drug Raid At Ardsley Motel
Two local police sergeants were hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries after being shot during the warrant search.
The FBI called the Westchester DAs Office overnight to report the shooting at the Ardsley Acres Motel in Ardsley adjacent to the Saw Mill River Parkway. The incident unfolded around 10:30 p.m. Monday, June 3.
Prosecutors immediately went to the scene where the FBI, along with the Greenburgh Police Task Force, which included officers from several other police departments, attempted to execute several out-of-state warrants.
“What took place at the scene in Ardsley is the subject of our investigation,” the Westchester DAs Office said in a statement. “Our office will continue to consult with the New York Attorney Generals office as the investigation continues.”
The two officers injured were both sergeants, one from Greenburgh PD and one from Dobbs Ferry PD. They were treated and released from the hospital.
The Greenburgh Police Departments SWAT Team was also involved in the operation. The Greenburgh Drug and Alcohol Task Force involvement included officers from the Ardsley, Greenburgh, Irvington, Hastings, Tarrytown, Dobbs Ferry and Yonkers police departments, the FBI told Daily Voice.