York Correction Officer Faces Threatening Charges: Police

A correction officer in Niantic has been charged with threatening and breach of peace, state police said. 

Donna Ward, a 54-year-old substance abuse counselor from Norwich, was arrested at the York Correctional Facility for women on July 8 at 1 p.m., Connecticut State Police said, but the details of the incident were not released. 

According to the Department of Correction, Ward was placed on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of an investigation into the threatening incident. 

Ward's bond was set at $500 and she is expected to appear in court in New London on July 22. 

NBC Connecticut reached out to Ward for comment, but did not immediately hear back. 

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