Manchester man removed from court hearing for agitated behavior
MANCHESTER — A man police were able to talk into leaving a Putnam Street apartment Sunday, where he was believed to be holding a woman against her will, had to be removed from a Circuit Court-Manchester District Division courtroom Monday where he was scheduled to be arraigned on charges of criminal threatening, violation of bail and preventive detention.
Police said Officer Eric Joyal was among those responding to the call at about 12:15 p.m. Sunday about the possible hostage situation and was able to persuade Brandon Corriveau, 28, of 101 Putnam St., to leave the apartment. There were no injuries.
Police said the person who called them Sunday believed Corriveau was high on drugs and extremely volatile. While awaiting arraignment Monday morning in Circuit Court, Corriveau became agitated, shouting he was “detoxing.”
Because he was going to be held overnight for hearings today on the preventive detention and the bail revocation motions, he was removed from the courtroom.
Corriveau had been in Circuit Court Feb. 4 on charges of possession of a controlled drug (heroin), theft by deception and receiving stolen property, for allegedly selling stolen jewelry to Cash for Gold, and disorderly conduct.
The felony drug charge was set for a probable cause hearing Feb. 13 and the misdemeanors were set for trial March 5.
At his arraignment Feb. 4, bail was set at $3,000 cash/surety, which Corriveau protested, telling the judge he is the breadwinner for his family, which he said consists of his fiancee and their child.