Hartford CT man extradited on drug-related murder charges

The man accused of shooting two people in Brookfield May 12, killing one man and seriously injuring another, has been extradited to Vermont and is scheduled to face a judge today, Friday, Sept. 22.

Devon Dennis, 43, of Hartford, Connecticut, was brought back to Vermont on Thursday by uniformed troopers from the Vermont State Police Field Force Division. Upon his return to Vermont, Dennis was processed and ordered jailed without bail pending arraignment, scheduled for 12:30 p.m. Friday in the Criminal Division of Vermont Superior Court in Chelsea.

He is charged with one count of second-degree murder connected to the May 12 fatal shooting of Juan Sierra, 27, of Springfield, Massachusetts, and another count of attempted second-degree murder arising from the shooting of Miguel Fuentes, 29, also of Springfield, Massachusetts.

Investigators determined in July that the shooting was drug-related. Police learned that Dennis had traveled to Jamaica on May 13 from Bradley International Airport in Connecticut. He flew back from Jamaica to John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York on Saturday morning, July 22, where he was met and arrested by members of Homeland Security Investigations, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, the New York City Police Department, the U.S. Marshals Service, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

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  1. We have an out of state drug pipeline, that has been going on for decades. We have two streets in Bennington taken over by gangs, common knowledge. Actually, in every town people know who and where the major drug dealers are. It’s the only business allowed to operate in Vermont without a permit. People don’t even complain, when they do nothing is done.

    However, if you want to subdivide your property for modest housing, or open a small business, or become out of compliance with any of the zoning rules you will feel the full force and power of Vermont government going against you.

    And this is why we have homeless and drug dealing across our state.