Suspect Arrested in Murder of East Greenwich Resident

WOODBURY — Acting Prosecutor Christine Hoffman and East Greenwich Police Chief Matt Brenner have charged Sean Michael Lannon with murder, burglary, robbery, motor vehicle theft and other charges in the murder by blunt force trauma of Michael Dabkowski, 66, at his East Greenwich residence on March 8.
Lannon was arrested while driving Dabkowski’s car on March 10 in St. Louis, Missouri by members of the U.S. Marshal’s St. Louis Metro Fugitive Task Force.
Lannon, 47, of Grants, New Mexico and Dabkowski were acquainted. Lannon is from the East Greenwich area.
Lannon is also charged in the death of his ex-wife and three others found in a car in New Mexico. Lannon has reportedly claimed killing a total of 16 people in multiple states. These claims are under investigation.
Officially, Lannon is being charged with Murder, Burglary, Murder During Commission of a Robbery, Murder During Commission of a Burglary, Robbery, Possession of a Weapon, Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose, Possession of a Blunt Object for Unlawful Purpose, Theft of Motor Vehicle.
Elk Township charged Lannon with Burglary and Possession of a Weapon (Knife) after forcing entry into a structure in Monroeville on March 8 also. Lannon was also a suspect in a quadruple murder in New Mexico.
Prosecutor Hoffman extended her heartfelt appreciation to the many partners who participated in and advanced this investigation at a very rapid pace. This includes the East Greenwich Police Department under Chief Brenner’s leadership, which conducted the initial Wellbeing Check and whose diligence was directly responsible for promptly finding Dabkowski’s body.
Chief Brenner, very pleased with the exemplary performance of Ease Greenwich Police Department members, stated, “I could not be prouder of my officers and detectives. Although these are circumstances that this community rarely encounters, their quick and decisive actions underscore their professionalism and dedication to their fellow citizens. EGPD personnel worked in close partnership with the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office and numerous other agencies to achieve a prompt and very necessary arrest of a dangerous suspect.”

— by Karen E. Viereck, Editor/Publisher

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