NORWALK, CONN (WPIX)—A former Connecticut man who was on the lam for over 11 years was caught on Long Island and arraigned Monday for skipping out on his 1998 sentencing for a knife slashing in Norwalk.
Osman Gudiel, 36, was arraigned in Norwalk Superior court on a charge of failing to appear in court and ordered held on $100,000 bail. He pleaded guilty and is slated to go before a judge again on Nov. 9.
Authorities say Gudiel, was living in Huntington Station on Long Island and was tracked down Saturday in Riverhead.
Guidel was convicted of assault in 1998, but he reportedly did not show up for his sentencing while free on bail. He faces up to 20 years behind bars.
According to court records, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement placed a detainer on Gudiel, who is a native to Guatemala, to figure out if he should be removed from the country.