Police Arrest Coventry Man Armed with Machete in Home

A Coventry man is in custody after police responded to his Mohegan Trail home early Saturday morning to investigate a report that an armed individual was holding someone against his or her will, police said.

Resident Richard Estell Jr., 48, was armed with a machete when Coventry officers and State Police arrived, police said. Coventry police received a call about the domestic incident at the home at 2:16 a.m.

The victim made it out of the home safely and was not injured, police said. .

Mohegan Trail remained closed during the investigation. The quiet, unpaved road is in a rural neighborhood. The Capitol Region Emergency Services Team (CREST) also responded to the scene

Police took Estell Jr. into custody "without further incident" and are holding him on a $10,000 bond, Coventry police said in a news release. Estell Jr. faces disorderly conduct and second-degree threatening charges.

He is scheduled to appear in Rockville Superior Court on July 21.

Police are not releasing further information at this time.

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