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Suffield man accused of pointing gun at wife, crashing vehicle on purpose

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Christopher Despres. (Suffield police photo) Christopher Despres. (Suffield police photo)
SUFFIELD, CT (WFSB) -

A woman running down the road screaming for help lead to the arrest of a man in Suffield over the weekend.

Police said the woman told them that her husband, 36-year-old Christopher Despres, put a gun to her head while they were driving in a vehicle.

The incident happened on Saturday.

Officers also said that the woman claimed Despres crashed the vehicle into several utility poles in an attempt to hurt himself and his wife.

Police found Despres’ vehicle at his home on Spencer Street.

They said he had several firearms, including assault rifles registered to him.

As a result, the emergency response team was contacted to help.

Despres was found in a neighbor’s backyard and taken into custody.

An unloaded Glock pistol was found on him during the arrest, police said.

Despres was charged with first-degree reckless endangerment, second-degree threatening, third-degree assault and disorderly conduct.

He was held on a $100,000 bond and scheduled to face a judge on Monday.

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