Bail doubled for part-time corrections officer charged with domestic violence

NORWICH – A Norwich City Court Judge has granted the district attorney’s request to double the bail of a part-time county corrections officer accused of detaining, choking and threatening a woman with a gun during a domestic dispute.

Edward J. Knuth Jr. was arrested Sunday by the Norwich City Police following investigation into the incident, which took place in the City of Norwich.

He has been charged with two felonies – second degree criminal possession of a weapon, a class E felony, and first degree unlawful imprisonment, a class D felony – as well as third degree assault, second degree menacing and criminal obstruction of breathing, all Class A misdemeanors.

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