|STATE OF CONNECTICUT
Department of Public Safety
1111 Country Club Road
Middletown, Connecticut 06457
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 7, 2008
STATE POLICE ARREST ARMED SUSPECT
Upon their arrival the two Troopers searched for the suspect and located him in the second floor hallway. The Troopers observed that the suspect was armed with a knife and yelling irrationally. The Troopers ordered the suspect to drop the knife several times. The suspect refused and made numerous slashing motions with the knife toward the Troopers. The suspect attempted to flee from the Troopers but suddenly stopped and again waved the knife frantically and yelling at Troopers.
The Troopers warned the suspect to drop the knife several times. The suspect refuse all commands to disarm. One of the Troopers was forced to deploy his issued TASER, striking the suspect who immediately fell to the floor and release the knife.
The accused was taken into custody without further incident and subsequently charged with below listed criminal charges.
Accused: Pearsall, Todd D. W/M DOB 06/27/70
Charge(s): Criminal Attempt to commit Assault 1st
Pearsall was transported to
Lt. J. Paul Vance