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Shaken Baby Suspect Captured, Faces Additional Charges

Press Release from the Old Saybrook Police Department

Published February 22. 2013 9:58AM   Updated February 22. 2013 10:00AM
Photo courtesy of Old Saybrook Police

Keith Loftus, 31, was captured in Middletown on Thursday evening trying to break into cars at the YMCA. Loftus, in addition to the "Shaken Baby" charges, is also facing Violation of Probation Charges stemming from other serious felonies.

Middletown police, after receiving a complaint of someone attempting to break into vehicles, located and arrested Loftus. They held Loftus on an outstanding arrest warrant held by Old Saybrook police which ended a three day hunt for him. Loftus is being charged with assault in the first degree, risk of injury to a minor, interfering with an officer, conspiracy to commit interfering with an officer, and conspiracy to commit false statement. Loftus is facing a $150,000 bond.

In addition to the original arrest warrant there was a new arrest warrant issued for Loftus charging him with violation of probation. Loftus was on probation for burglary in the third degree, larceny first degree and theft of a firearm. The bond on this warrant is an additional $150,000.

Loftus was transported from Middletown to Old Saybrook for processing and will appear in Middletown Superior Court today.