Tuesday, April 22, 2008

New Haven Native Arrested In Florida Slaying

native of New Haven has been arrested after he allegedly killed his landlord in Florida, tried to burn his body in his back yard and then drove to Michigan in the victim's car, according to police.

Jason Tiszai is accused of killing Michael Chastain on April 2 and then driving Chastain's 2005 Nissan to his hometown in New Haven.

Police said Tiszai resisted when they tried to arrest him at Sneakers Lounge in New Haven and told officers to shoot him rather than send him to prison for the rest of his life, court documents say.

He also allegedly struggled with officers and kicked open a holding cell at the New Haven Police Department.

Tiszai was charged in Macomb County with malicious destruction of police property, receiving and concealing stolen property and three counts of resisting and obstructing arrest.

Tiszai faces a first-degree murder charge in Florida. Bond was set at $1 million.

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