Daily Blotter – Mar. 3

A Roundup of All Things Criminal in CT

DMV Worker Arrested

Stacy Dillard, 27, of the Norwalk branch of the Department of Motor Vehicles, has been arrested for selling driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants.  Dillard is identified as the DMV worker who received large sums of money to ensure the illegal immigrants were not required to present identification documents as well as proof of address, citizenship or legal residency.  He is behind bars on a $100,000 bond.

Man Arrested for Killing Neighbor's Dog

Thomas May, 58, of Seymour is facing several charges after randomly firing shots and killing a neighbor’s dog.  May and a neighbor were having a conversation when he pulled out two handguns from his truck and fired them.  May is free after posting bond, but is charged with cruelty to animals, reckless endangerment, and unlawful discharge of a firearm.  He is due back in Derby Superior Court on March 26.

Former Prison Guard Facing Charges

A Waterbury jury has convicted a former state prison guard of kidnapping and sexually assaulting a Naugatuck woman in 2007.  Darryl Watkins, 46, of Wolcott was convicted Monday by the jury.  Prosecutors claim Watkins took the woman to his Wolcott home in March of 2007, where he held a gun to her head, stripping her from the waist down and sexually assaulting her.  Watkins is to be sentenced April 24 and is facing 55 years to 59 years.

Shelton Man Guilty of Fraud Scheme

A Shelton man pleaded guilty on Monday to charges involving a $3.6 million scheme.  William Athan, 63, who is to be sentenced in May, and several others are facing charges stemming from their involvement in a New London-based real estate and mortgage fraud scheme, according to prosecutors.  Court documents show that more than 200 fraudulent mortgages were funded during the period of the conspiracy where this company was arranging for people to buy property of houses in Connecticut.

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