Police: Man tried to take down building with an excavator
FRANKLIN — A local man was charged with felony reckless conduct and felony criminal mischief after police say he tried to knock down a building with an excavator Monday afternoon.
Police Sgt. Daniel Ball said Jordan Ingram, 28, was arrested after Ingram’s mother called police at 3:46 p.m. and said her son had just caused heavy damage to a 2½-story building at 15 Tannery St.
"(Ingram) borrowed a friend’s excavator, went to the building and started to knock it down," Ball said.
He was later arrested by State Police on Interstate 89 in New London and was taken into custody without incident.
The building is owned by 15 Tannery Street LLC, according to city tax records. It is still standing, but was damaged heavily and has been condemned, Ball said.
He said an excavation business had been doing business there.
Ball said police do not know what Ingram’s motive might have been.
Ingram is scheduled to be arraigned on the charges Tuesday morning in Franklin District Court.