Montville man charged with attempted murder in Windham assault

Windham — A Montville man was charged with attempted murder Saturday in connection with the October shooting and stabbing of a Windham man, state police said.

Alexander Santana, 20, of 58 Depot Road in Uncasville, was arrested early Saturday morning after state police executed a warrant for his arrest. A tactical team arrived at Santana’s grandparents’ residence around 5:22 a.m. and found Santana sleeping in the living room. Police said Santana spit on a trooper while being arrested.

Santana was brought to the Troop E barracks in Montville and charged with attempted murder, first-degree assault, second-degree threatening, first-degree robbery, carrying a firearm without a permit, criminal use of a weapon, assault on a police officer, sixth-degree larceny, second-degree breach of peace, and resisting arrest. He is being held on a $300,000 bond pending his arraignment Tuesday in Danielson Superior Court.

On Oct. 16, Troop K officers were dispatched to Bricktop Road in Windham for a reported disturbance. Upon arrival, state police said they found a man who had been shot and stabbed. The unidentified victim was still alive and was flown by Lifestar Helicopter to Hartford Hospital, police said.

Santana is also scheduled to appear in Danielson Wednesday in connection with an Oct. 6 case in which he was charged with interfering with a police officer and assault on a police officer in Willimantic. He was free on a $2,500 bond on that case. 

Santana also has an case pending in New London Superior Court in which charged with second-degree breach of peace and interfering with a police officer in connection with a June 20 incident in Norwich. He pleaded not guilty to those charges and was released on another $2,500 bond. A second case, which is sealed, is pending in New London Superior Court.

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