PAROLE ESCAPEE CAPTURED IN PUTNAM WITH DRUGS, RE-ARRESTED

On 05/06/2017 at around 3:45 pm, an off duty Quality of Life Task Force Trooper spotted 46 year old Rodger McDonald of Killingly in a vehicle in the parking lot of Day Kimball Hospital. The Trooper was aware that McDonald was an absconder from the Department of Corrections – Parole Division. The Trooper and a nearby Putnam Police Officer placed McDonald under arrest. On duty Troopers from Troop D, to include the Chaplin Resident Trooper, arrived on scene and assumed the investigation. During the course of the investigation, Troopers located heroin, suboxone and a syringe inside McDonald’s vehicle. Troopers transported McDonald back to Troop D where he was processed and charged with possession of heroin, possession of drug paraphernalia and narcotics outside the original container. McDonald was then transported to Corrigan Correctional Facility where he was remanded back to the custody of the Department of Corrections. The search for McDonald began about a week ago when he cut off his ankle bracelet which contained a GPS monitoring device. The investigation into his whereabouts was conducted by Parole Officers from the Norwich office, members of the Danielson Adult Probation Department and Troopers from Troop D and Troop D QLTF.