Former corrections officer accused of assault receives one year interim probation

NORWICH – Former part-time corrections officer, U.S. Marine and Iraq War veteran Edward J. Knuth Jr. pleaded guilty to one count of second degree attempted criminal possession of a weapon – a class D felony – in county court yesterday and will serve a one year interim probation prior to being sentenced.



On July 31, Knuth was charged with second degree criminal possession of a weapon – a class C felony – and first degree unlawful imprisonment – a class E felony – following an alleged domestic dispute which occurred on July 30. At that time, he was accused of detaining, choking and threatening his girlfriend while armed with a loaded .380 automatic Diamondback pistol, with which he did “intentionally hit his girlfriend in the forehead,” according to the plea deal. Knuth was also charged with a trio of class A misdemeanors following the incident: third degree assault, second degree menacing and criminal obstruction of breathing.


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