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Monday, May 27, 2024

Man charged with attempted murder in York arrested in Newport News

Esteban Benjamin Fortin, 21, is charged with attempted murder in connection with a breaking and entering on Aug. 28. (WYDaily/Courtesy York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office)
Esteban Benjamin Fortin, 21, is charged with attempted murder in connection with a break-in on Aug. 28. (WYDaily/Courtesy York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office)

Authorities have located and arrested a man wanted on attempted murder and other felony charges stemming from a break-in late last month in York County.

Esteban Benjamin Fortin, 21, is charged with attempted murder, breaking and entering, discharging a firearm in the commission of a felony and possessing of a firearm as a convicted felon.

Newport News Police arrested Fortin around 2 a.m. Friday, the York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office said in a Facebook post.

Deputies were dispatched to the 100 block of Little Bay Road around 8:30 p.m. Aug. 28 for a report of a break-in, the sheriff’s office said.

The caller, a 17-year-old boy, said two people broke into his home and fired shots inside the residence. Before deputies arrived, the two people fired shots at the victim’s vehicle  and left the scene in a black sedan.

The victim said he recognized the people who broke in, but he has refused to share any identifying information, authorities said.


Sarah Fearing
Sarah Fearing
Sarah Fearing is the Assistant Editor at WYDaily. Sarah was born in the state of Maine, grew up along the coast, and attended college at the University of Maine at Orono. Sarah left Maine in October 2015 when she was offered a job at a newspaper in West Point, Va. Courts, crime, public safety and civil rights are among Sarah’s favorite topics to cover. She currently covers those topics in Williamsburg, James City County and York County. Sarah has been recognized by other news organizations, state agencies and civic groups for her coverage of a failing fire-rescue system, an aging agriculture industry and lack of oversight in horse rescue groups. In her free time, Sarah enjoys lazing around with her two cats, Salazar and Ruth, drinking copious amounts of coffee and driving places in her white truck.

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