Four months after family, friends and colleagues said good-bye to Woodbridge deputy police chief, William H. Garfield, who was killed during an apparent hunting accident, an arrest has been made. A lengthy investigation by detectives from the State Police Central District Major Crime Squad, Woodbridge Police Department, New Haven State's Attorney's Office, and the State Department of Environmental Protection ensued since the incident occurred last November 20. The companion who was with Garfield, 60 year old Stephen Gombos of Woodbridge, was arrested on a warrant for Criminally Negligent Homicide on Friday, March 17, 2000.
According to a state police press release by Lieutenant Ralph J. Carpenter, the arrest was the culmination of a lengthy and in-depth investigation. Gombos voluntarily turned himself in to state police detectives at Troop I Barracks in Bethany. He was released on a Written Promise to Appear with a court date of March 31 at the GA # 6 court 121 Elm Street, New Haven.