Police announce charges in Southbury standoff

Police announce charges in Southbury standoff



SOUTHBURY, Conn. (AP) — The man Connecticut State Police say barricaded himself in his home for 14 hours has been charged with several offenses.

Police say 38-year-old Joseph Michael Stotz, of Southbury, is scheduled to appear in Waterbury Superior Court on Tuesday on charges of disorderly conduct, interfering with police, and assault on a police officer.

State troopers say they received a call shortly before 2 a.m. Monday about a disturbance in a Southbury residence from people who were in the house.

Stotz was taken into custody just after 4 p.m. Monday. He allegedly struck a trooper during his arrest.

He was taken to a hospital for an evaluation before he was released.

There were no injuries reported during the disturbance.

It was not immediately clear if Stotz had an attorney.


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