Suspect in Eastern Connecticut stabbing found in Maine

A woman has been charged in connection with a stabbing that occurred in May in eastern Connecticut.

EASTERN CONNECTICUT — A Willimantic woman has been charged in connection with a May stabbing that left a woman stranded at a boat launch in Thompson, state police said.

Cassandra Heredia, 31, was extradited from Maine by Major Crimes Eastern District detectives on an active arrest warrant Monday, state police said. She was charged with:

  • First degree assault
  • Conspiracy to commit first degree assault
  • Third Degree Assault 3rd Degree


Heredia was arraigned in Danielson Superior Court shortly after her arrest and her initial bail of $175,000 was reduced to $150,000. She did not post bail and remained in custody Wednesday and is scheduled to return to court on Aug. 9, according to court records.

The May 10 stabbing was the result of a disagreement over drugs. According to a warrant, a woman reported being pulled over by a black Ford compact car with Heredia and an unknown driver near the Burger King in Willimantic. She told state police she was then punched in the face and stabbed multiple times in the leg with a pocket knife, according to a warrant.

She was then abandoned at a boat launch on Fabyan Road in Thompson, according to a warrant.

According to an arrest warrant, during the attack, Heredia called Walter Lawson, 41, via FaceTime to ask for advice. Lawson was later charged with conspiracy to commit first-degree assault.

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