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Police: Groton man faces firearm charge after domestic assault

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Groton — City police charged a man Wednesday after they say he reportedly assaulted a woman on a balcony at a residence.

Daniel Bowes, 58, of 193 Thames St. was charged with interfering with an officer, disorderly conduct and criminal possession of a firearm, police said in a news release.

A witness reported seeing the domestic incident about 2:55 a.m. at 193 Thames St., on a balcony overlooking a parking lot. When they arrived on scene, officers confronted Bowes. They said he refused to speak with them and forced the door shut on them, locking it.

Concerned for the woman’s safety, the officers forced the door open. Bowes resisted when they tried to take him into custody, they said.

Officers determined the woman was not injured but discovered a pellet gun belonging to Bowes. He is a convicted felon and not allowed to possess a firearm, police said. Officers seized the gun.

Bowes was held on a $25,000 cash/surety bond and was scheduled to be arraigned at 10 a.m. Wednesday in New London Superior Court.



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