Staff reports

BRIDGEPORT -- A 25-year-old man faces numerous charges, including first-degree assault, in connection with a December double shooting.

Anthony Deegan was arrested Thursday at a home on Roosevelt Drive in Derby by members of the U.S. Marshal's Violent Crime Fugitive Task Force. Deegan was charged with two counts of first-degree assault, first-degree reckless endangerment, carrying a pistol without a permit, possession of a pistol by a felon and unlawful discharge of a weapon.

The shooting occurred Dec. 10 on Hurd Avenue around 3 p.m.

Detectives Robert Martin and Ben Cortina, who are assigned to the fugitive task force, tracked Deegan to the Derby address and knocked on the door there Thursday.

After knocking, the detectives said they heard movement inside. Task force members who were outside the building radioed that Deegan was trying to climb out a third floor window, but retreated back inside. Officers forced the door open and arrested Deegan, police said.

A 19-year-old woman who lives at the Roosevelt Drive address was also arrested.

Police said Melina Sayyasenh denied knowing where Deegan was living when she was interviewed by detectives in December. Sayyasenh claimed she hadn't spoken to Deegan, but was then found with him in the apartment Thursday.

She was charged with first-degree hindering prosecution.

Sayyasenh was held in lieu of $25,000 bond. Deegan also remains in custody on $200,000 bond.