Southington resident escapes 3-hour manhunt

SOUTHINGTON — A Southington man got away from police after a nearly three-hour search that began when they tried to arrest him on Monday for violating a protective order.

Police were doing surveillance and had attempted to serve a warrant on a man they identified as Jordan Williams, 25, near his home at 145 Gwen Road at about 12:15 p.m. When he saw officers, Williams drove off. He shortly thereafter abandoned the car on South End and Meriden-Waterbury roads, police said.

A Southington Police Department tracking dog, Tank, and his handler, Officer Neal Ayotte, were among the dog-handler teams police used to find Williams after they and Cheshire police formed a perimeter in the South End Road area, police said. 

A New Britain Superior Court prosecutor signed a second warrant during the search, which was called off at 3 p.m., police spokesman Lt. Keith Egan said.

Williams, who is not believed to be a danger to the public, is wanted on two counts each of violation of a protective order and breach of peace, The charges are connected to two recent domestic disputes, police said. 

Anyone with information about him is asked to call police at 860-621-0101.

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