Domestic disturbance leads to several charges against Norwich man

NORWICH The Norwich Police Department responded to a domestic disturbance Monday in which a convicted felon allegedly struck family members, pets, and destroyed property before the victim attempted to give the man a firearm as he left the scene.

John J. Cole, Pleasant Street, Norwich, was arrested Monday after having a physical confrontation with his wife and brother-in-law. Police said Cole struck the brother-in-law and caused a gash above his eyebrow that required medical attention. Police said witnesses reported that during the dispute, Cole allegedly tore a door off his residence and kicked the family dog, all while in the presence of his three children.

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