Police: Meriden man threatened woman with gun during domestic incident

Police: Meriden man threatened woman with gun during domestic incident

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MERIDEN — A city man faces charges after police said he threatened a woman with a gun during a domestic dispute.

Tyrek Jones, 19, of 167 Liberty St., was charged Wednesday with second-degree kidnapping, first-degree threatening, first-degree reckless endangerment, criminal use of a firearm, using a firearm in the commission of a felony, disorderly conduct, unlawful restraint, carrying a pistol without a permit, possession of more than half an ounce of marijuana, possession with intent to sell and possession of drug paraphernalia. 

On Wednesday around 8:50 a.m. police received a report of a domestic dispute the night before. A woman told police she was arguing with Jones at his home when he began choking her and she tried to punch him, according to a police report. Jones then threw her on the ground and when she tried to leave Jones pulled her back into the apartment.

Jones then reportedly pointed the gun at the woman’s face, the report said. The roommate intervened, and the woman spent the night at a relative’s home. 

Later on Wednesday, police saw Jones driving near East Main Street and took him into custody. Officers found him in possession of marijuana and a scale.

Officers also obtained a search warrant for Jones’ residence and found a Colt Combat Commander .45 firearm that was reported stolen out of Southington, a magazine with two rounds of ammunition, 57.6 grams of marijuana, and digital scales, the report said. 

Jones was arraigned in Meriden Superior Court on Thursday. Bond was set at $250,000 and he is due back in court on Sept. 13.  A protective order was also issued barring Jones from any contact with the woman. 

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