State Police arrest Killingly man on 11 charges after pursuit, social media boasts
KILLINGLY – A man who state police had to chase in Killingly was arrested, despite boasting “I won” on social media.
On Tuesday just before 9:15 p.m. went to a Killingly home to deal with an active domestic disturbance. They said Aaron Morrissette, 21, was fighting with several people and smashed the window of a car on the property. Police said when they got there, Morrissette drove a pickup truck towards the police cruisers and then across the front yard of the property. His truck almost hit the several police cruisers head-on and then almost struck a woman standing outside on the property. He took out a row of 5-6″ tall hedges before taking off down the road.
Police tried to stop the truck but Morrissette led them on a chase, running several red lights at busy intersections and nearly causing an accident. His driving became so erratic and dangerous that police broke off pursuit off to ensure the safety of the public.
Police returned to barracks and typed an arrest warrant for him. On Wednesday, the Danielson Superior Court approved an arrest warrant for Morrissette for two counts of reckless endangerment, reckless operation of a motor vehicle, disorderly conduct, interfering with a police officer, engaging the police in a pursuit, operating under suspension as a result of a DWI, operating an unregistered motor vehicle and operating a motor vehicle without insurance.
At around 5 p.m. police found Morrissette at a Killingly house and arrested him without incident. While in custody, it was learned that Morrissette had sent disturbing text messages to a woman that he believed had spoken to the police regarding his traffic pursuit. At one point, Aaron claimed to have a bomb and threatened the woman with it. Police said there was absolutely no bomb, but the threat caused tremendous fear and alarm to the woman and her family. Morrissette also harassed the woman by calling her obscenities and making gender bias insults via text messages.
As a result, Morrissette was also charged with a second set of domestic violence charges including disorderly conduct and harassment. Morrissette was later taken to the Corrigan Correctional Facility and held on a combined $60,000 cash/surety bond.
Aaron was slated to appear in Danielson Superior Court on Thursday.
It was later learned by Police that Morrissette had posted to social media that he had outrun five State Police cruisers and stated, “I won”.