KILLINGLY, CT – A man faces a list of charges for fighting, smashing a window and engaging police in a pursuit after an incident in Killingly.
State police said their pursuit of Aaron Morrissette became so dangerous, that they had to break it off in the name of public safety.
It began as a domestic disturbance call on Wednesday just after 9 p.m.
Troopers said Morrissette was fighting with several people, smashed the window of a vehicle and drove a pickup truck toward them when they arrived.
He also drove the truck across a front yard, smashed into the front ends of several police cruisers and almost hit a woman.
After plowing through some hedges, Morrissette then sped off down the road.
Troopers tried to pursue him, but stopped.
They said he ran several red lights and nearly caused a crash.
Morrissette posted to social media that night that he out-ran five state police cruisers and said “I won.”
Troopers applied for an arrest warrant, which was granted the next day.
State police found Morrissette on Wednesday at a home in Killingly.
He was taken into custody without incident.
While in custody, state police said Morrissette sent disturbing text message to a woman that he believed spoke to the police about the pursuit.
Morrissette told the woman that he had a bomb and threatened her with it, state police said.
However, troopers said he had no such bomb.
Morrissette also harassed the victim by calling her obscenities and making gender-bias insults through text messages.
He was charged with domestic violence, disorderly conduct, harassment, reckless endangerment, reckless operation of a motor vehicle, disorderly conduct, interfering with a police officer, engaging the police in a pursuit, operating under suspension as a result of a DWI, operating an unregistered motor vehicle and operating a motor vehicle without insurance.
He was held on a $60,000 cash/surety bond.
Morrissette is scheduled to face a judge on Thursday in Danielson.
By Rob Polansky