Southington man accused of firing at state Capitol building faces new charges

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SOUTHINGTON — A local man already charged with firing a gun at buildings in May, including the state Capitol, faces additional charges in previously reported incidents in town.

Douglas Floyd Gollnick, 74, 91 Grove St., was already facing charges of attempted first-degree assault and two counts each of first-degree criminal mischief, unlawful discharge of a firearm and criminal use of a firearm. 

On Tuesday, Southington police charged Gollnick with a slew of additional crimes, including two more counts of criminal attempt to commit first-degree assault, five more counts of first-degree criminal mischief and three more counts of first-degree reckless endangerment.

He was held on $500,000 bond. 

The new charges stem from previously reported incidents at 2344 Meriden Waterbury Turnpike, 750 Meriden Waterbury Turnpike, 156 School St., 216 Flanders Road and 828 Meriden Waterbury Turnpike, Lt. Keith Egan said in a statement Tuesday. 

On May 30, police responded to multiple reports of gunshots beginning around 6:45 p.m.  Local police saw a pickup truck at 70 Meriden Ave. and the driver, later identified as Gollnick, drove off. Gollnick led police on a multi-town chase, ending on the Arrigoni Bridge between Middletown and Portland. He was taken into custody and brought to a hospital for evaluation. 

On June 1, police found bullet holes on the south side of the state Capitol building. After reviewing security video, police identified Gollnick’s pickup truck at the scene. Gollnick was charged in August with unlawful discharge of a firearm, reckless endangerment and criminal mischief for that incident. 

There were no reported injuries in any of the incidents. 

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