Norwich Man Accused of Threatening, Arrested on Drug and Weapons Charges

A Norwich man is facing charges after police found that he had violated a protective order and reportedly threatened people with a stolen handgun, authorities said.

According to police, 24-year-old David D. Holland, Jr., of Elizabeth Street in Norwich, went to the home at 8 East Baltic Street around 8 p.m. Friday and threatened the resident with a gun. Police discovered that Holland had a protective order preventing him from contacting that resident. They found him outside the resident and said he had just left the house when officers arrived. Two children were present at the time of the incident, police said.

Police searched Holland and discovered a stolen handgun, marijuana packaged for sale and an unidentified amount of cash. He was arrested at the scene and charged with criminal use of a firearm, criminal possession of a firearm, theft of a firearm, criminal violation of a protective order, possession of marijuana with intent to sell, two counts of risk of injury to a minor, threatening and first-degree reckless endangerment.

Holland is being held on a $100,000 bond and is due in court Nov. 18.

Court records show that Holland has a history of arrest, including narcotics, motor vehicle, larceny, assault and breach of peace charges.

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