In addition to that incident, Holley also was a suspect in a Sept. 1 armed robbery in the park in which an $800 chain was ripped from the neck of the victim.
Earlier this week, a 22-year-old Bridgeport man was arrested on robbery charges in connection with the same armed robbery, according to police.
Bridgeport resident Carlye Moss was charged with first-degree robbery, criminal use of a firearm, carrying a pistol without a permit, criminal attempt at larceny, third-degree assault, conspiracy to commit first-degree robbery, and two counts of violation of probation. He was apprehended by New York State Police in New Bedford, New York, on Sept. 27 after he was pulled over for speeding, and officers discovered there were active warrants for his arrest.
Holley is facing multiple charges in connection with the two cases, including criminal possession of a firearm, carrying a pistol without a permit, illegal discharge of a firearm, first-degree reckless endangerment and second-degree assault with a firearm.
Norwalk police learned of the Sept. 1 robbery after the victim reported he and a friend were approached by four people in the park.
“A physical altercation occurred between the victims and the suspect,” police said. “During this, the victim was struck in the head with a firearm and a chain valued at $800 was pulled off the victim’s neck. The victim sustained minor injuries during the incident.”
Norwalk police detectives identified Moss as the suspect and obtained a warrant for his arrest. Additionally, there were separate warrants for Moss on probation violations.
After he was taken into custody in New York, Moss waived extradition and was transported back to Norwalk, where he was charged. He was held in lieu of bail of $520,000, and is scheduled to appear in court at a later date.
The investigation remains active, and Norwalk police urges anyone with information about the incident to contact Det. Courtney Downer at 203-854-3182.
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