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Police use taser on man resisting handcuffs

Published 2:56 pm, Tuesday, January 21, 2014
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Greg Peck, 43, of 184 Park St., New Canaan, was arrested Jan. 13 on charges of second-degree threatening, disorderly conduct and interfering with an officer.

Police said they were serving a warrant for Peck's arrest at his home when he resisted being handcuffed and had to be tased. The arrest warrant was initially for threatening and disorderly charges stemming from a domestic dispute report filed by his live-in girlfriend the day before, according to the report.

Police said the 44-year-old victim shared a Facebook post on Jan. 10 about the dangers of domestic violence, which caught the attention of a female neighbor, who's also her friend on the website. The neighbor, who was concerned, wrote the victim a private message on Facebook asking if she had been abused, police said. The victim admitted she had been recently abused and threatened, according to the report. The neighbor convinced the victim to file a report against her boyfriend, according to police.

The victim went to police headquarters at 6:23 p.m. Jan. 12 to report an incident from Jan. 10, when Peck grabbed her and picked her up by the arm, police said. The girlfriend also told police Peck threatened to kill her with a knife in early December, according to the report. Police said they learned that Peck pushed and grabber her on Jan. 12 as well.

Peck was held in lieu of $15,000 bond and was scheduled to appear in court Jan. 14.