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Man Charged in Domestic Assault Held without Bail

July 19, 2016

July 19, 2016

For Immediate Release

Contact: Tim Connolly 508-368-7236

Or 508-688-5565

GARDNER – A man, charged with home invasion and assaulting his estranged wife with a shotgun, will face a dangerousness hearing on Friday in Gardner District Court, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr.

Dennis C. Connor, 49 of Balsam Grove, N.C., pleaded not guilty today at his arraignment on charges of home invasion, armed assault in a dwelling, assault with a dangerous weapon, two counts of burning a motor vehicle, assault on a family or household member, and carrying a firearm without a license.

Judge Arthur F. Haley ordered Connor held without bail until the Friday’s hearing. If he is found to be dangerous, Connor could be held for up to 120 days without bail.

Police were called to 99 Graham St., on Saturday morning for a reported domestic disturbance involving a firearm. Two vehicles in the driveway were on fire. Soon after the police arrived the suspect was arrested and a shotgun was recovered. The Gardner Fire Department put out the car fires.