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Convicted felon charged with pointing a pistol in Ledyard road rage incident

Ledyard — A Quaker Hill woman who is a convicted felon was charged Saturday after allegedly pointing a gun at another woman during a road rage incident in Ledyard and was found to have narcotics in her possession, police said.

About 3:24 p.m. on Saturday, a woman called 911 to say that while she was driving on Route 12 Laurel Hill Road in Ledyard, a woman pointed a gun at her, according to Connecticut State Police at Troop E in Montville.

Troopers began setting up posts to locate the vehicle involved, which they spotted on the same road in Norwich about six minutes later, police said.

The driver of the vehicle, 23-year-old Chynell Haley of Norwich, was wanted on a warrant out of Norwich. Atianna Arder, a 24-year-old convicted felon from Quaker Hill, was a passenger in the vehicle. She had a loaded .22 caliber pistol, along with 26 Xanax pills, police said.

Police said they seized the gun and drugs and charged Arder with second-degree threatening and breach of peace for pointing the pistol at the other vehicle, along with carrying a pistol without a permit, possession of a weapon in a motor vehicle, criminal possession of a pistol, possession of a controlled substance and failure to keep narcotics in a container. She was being held on a combined bail of $100,000.

Haley was taken into custody by the Norwich Police Department, according to state police. Norwich police did not immediately confirm whether she was charged or was still in custody.

t.hartz@theday.com

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