Police: West Hartford man ‘aggressively’ fought officers during Southington arrest

Jeffrey Bowman, 22, of Troutbrook Drive in West Hartford, Conn., was charged with four counts of assault on public safety personnel, interfering with an officer and two counts of violation of a protective order.

SOUTHINGTON — A West Hartford man has been accused of “aggressively fighting” multiple officers as they investigated a domestic violence call, according to police.

Jeffrey Bowman, 22, of Troutbrook Drive, was charged with four counts of assault on public safety personnel, interfering with an officer and two counts of violation of a protective order.

He was held on a $150,000 bond. The charges stemmed from an incident late last month.

Police said officers responded to the Dunkin’ Donuts at 391 N. Main St. around 2 p.m. on Jan. 29 for a possible domestic violence complaint.

Responding officers found there was a protective order between the individuals. Police said a vehicle and suspect description was provided.

Officers stopped a motor vehicle matching the description on West Center Street at Beecher Street, police said. Officers quickly recognized the passenger, identified by police as Bowman, from prior interactions.

Police said officers knew Bowman was allegedly known to be violent with law enforcement.

“During his interaction with officers, Bowman initially ignored officer’s instructions, then quickly exited (the) vehicle and charged at officers, actively and aggressively fighting with multiple officers,” police said. “Throughout the struggle, Bowman refused to comply continuing to actively resist and fight with officers.”

He was eventually taken into custody and brought to police headquarters to be processed on the charges.

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