Man Charged After Ledyard Standoff

Ledyard police charged a man after a six-hour standoff Saturday night. 

Ledyard Police Lt. Kenneth Creutz said it started Saturday afternoon when police were called to the Stonybrook Road residence for a domestic incident after a female fled the home. She called police and said her ex-boyfriend, Christopher Mims, was still inside the home. She reported he was mentally unstable and possibly suicidal. 

Police set up a perimeter began negotiating with the Mims. Officers made contact with him by phone, and he threatened to attempt "suicide by cop" and initially refused to come outside, police said. Around 10:30 p.m. police confirmed the standoff ended without violence. 

Police say no neighbors were evacuated from their homes, but a phone call did go out to residents in the area informing them of the situation. There was no danger to the public. Stonybrook Road was closed for several hours.

Mims was charged with unlawful restraint, second-degree assault, risk of injury to a minor and second-degree threatening.

He was held on $750,000 dollars bond and was scheduled to be in court on Monday.

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