New Canaan Man, 33, Charged with FTA


Police last week arrested a 33-year-old New Canaan man by warrant and charged him with two counts of first-degree failure to appear as well as second-degree failure to appear.

According to Connecticut Judicial Branch records, the Millport Avenue man had been charged by New Canaan Police in August 2021 with second-degree threatening, and in November 2021 with violation of a protective order, a felony offense, and disorderly conduct. 

He has not pleaded to those charges, court records show.

At about 1:13 p.m. on Oct. 18, bail enforcement agents brought the man in custody to police headquarters under the active warrant, officials said.

The man was held on $15,000 bond and scheduled to appear Oct. 19 in state Superior Court. His next court appointment is scheduled for Dec. 21. 

Under state law, a person is guilty of second-degree threatening if he or she “by physical threat … intentionally places or attempts to place another person in fear of imminent serious physical injury” or “threatens to commit any crime of violence with the intent to terrorize another person,” among other reasons. Doing that in certain settings, such as houses of worship, daycares or schools, is a felony.

The Domestic Violence Crisis Center in Stamford provides services, support and education for the prevention and elimination of domestic violence. Its 24-hour hotline is 888-774-2900. To reach DVCC offices during regular business hours, the number is 203-588-9100. Services are free and confidential, multilingual and multicultural. Here’s a podcast with the organization’s executive director.

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