State police have arrested a Stamford man who is suspected of breaking into the State’s Attorney Office at Norwalk Superior Court earlier this month and trying to set a fire.
At 10:49 p.m. on Monday, March 3, state troopers responded to an alarm at 17 Belden Avenue and saw someone fleeing from the back door of the courthouse, according to a news release from state police.
At the scene, police found evidence of someone trying to set a fire.
Investigators were able to identify Joseph Stephenson, 47, of Stamford, as the suspect and applied for an arrest warrant as well as a DNA warrant.
When Stephenson failed to comply with police instructions, he was also charged with interfering with a search warrant, police said.
He was unable to post the $150,000 bond and remains in custody.
He will be arraigned in Norwalk Superior Court on Monday.