Cops: Texts violate protective order
Published 2:35 pm, Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Police arrested a 29-year-old Providence, R.I., man by warrant Sept. 16 following reports he violated a protective order by texting his girlfriend.
Keith Duncan, of 131 Doyle Ave., Providence, was arrested in late August by Rhode Island authorities for allegedly holding a gun to the woman’s head and threatening to shoot, according to a police report.
Duncan was charged by New Canaan Police with second-degree threatening, second-degree harassment and criminal violation of a protective order, according to police.
Duncan also made threats he would use a gun at Roger Williams University in Bristol, R.I., close to where he lives, the report said. Police in Bristol and Providence arrested Duncan for those alleged threats, according to the report.
New Canaan became aware of the alleged threats against the town woman Sept. 2 after Connecticut State Police Troop G responded to an accident involving the woman, according to the police report. When the woman attributed the accident in part to being upset about Duncan’s threats, state police called New Canaan police, the report said.
Ferraro said the local investigation covered various threats and texts sent to the woman going back to June.
The terms of the protective order were not available immediately Monday and Tuesday.