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WINSTED — A 38-year-old man was arrested on Sunday, June 13, in a domestic assault case that left one injured.

According to Winchester Police Chief William Fitzgerald, the department responded to a report of a domestic violence home invasion at a residence at around 12:39 a.m.

The suspect, David Pope (whose residency was not listed in the press release), was reported to be armed with a hammer and assaulted one of the residents.

The adult victim, who reportedly suffered a broken jaw, was transported to Charlotte Hungerford Hospital for treatment.

“Officer Joshua Blass was the first officer on scene and was confronted by the suspect wielding the hammer outside the residence,” Chief Fitzgerald wrote in his press release. “The armed suspect kept walking toward Officer Blass and would not comply with the officer’s orders to drop the weapon. The suspect was tasered and placed under arrest.”

According to Fitzgerald, Pope was charged with the following for the incident:

  • Home Invasion 53a-100aa
  • Risk of Injury to a minor (6 counts) 53-21
  • Assault 2nd Degree 53a-60
  • Violation of a Protective Order (2 counts) 53a-223*
  • Threatening 2nd Degree 53a-62
  • Criminal Attempt to Assault an Officer 53a-167c
  • Interfering/Resisting 53a-167a
  • Criminal Mischief 3rd Degree (3 counts) 53a-117
  • Breach of Peace 2nd Degree 53a-181
  • Disorderly Conduct 53a-182

  • Previously, Pope was out on a $25,000 bond for a pending domestic violence case in New Milford that took place in October of last year. He is currently being held on a $250,000 bond and was brought to Torrington Superior Court today to answer his charges.