New Britain man found with gun while being served with warrant

Published on Thursday, 11 January 2018 17:03
Written by LISA BACKUS


NEW BRITAIN – A city man wanted in a New Year’s Eve domestic violence incident also racked up weapons charges when he was found with a gun, police said.

Patrol officers spotted Daekwan White, 22, of 454 Stanley St., Apt. 2N, driving Wednesday, Capt. Thomas Steck said. “They were aware he had a warrant for a domestic violence incident,” Steck said. But when the officers walked up to his car, they could see he was making “furtive movements” and appeared to be trying to get something from the center console of the vehicle, Steck said.

The officers took him out of the car and found a firearm in the vehicle, Steck said. White has a criminal history that bars him from possessing a gun. The weapon had an altered serial number, police said.

White was served with the domestic violence arrest warrant charging him with second-degree breach of peace and third-degree assault. He was then charged with criminal possession of a firearm and altering the serial number on a firearm. He was held on $300,000 bond following his arraignment in New Britain Superior Court Thursday.

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Posted in New Britain Herald, , New Britain on Thursday, 11 January 2018 17:03. Updated: Thursday, 11 January 2018 17:05.