CANAAN — A Canaan man faces charges after threatening to shoot local police officers who tried to serve him with a protective order earlier this week, officials said.
Wayne Shambo, 47, was arrested and arraigned Thursday on five misdemeanor charges, including criminal threatening of a police officer, driving under the influence, obstructing government administration, violating a protective order, and disobeying a police officer.
Canaan Police Chief Samuel Frank and state troopers tried Wednesday to locate Shambo a day after police officials said he had threatened to shoot officers.
They found Shambo’s car in North Canaan but Shambo refused an order to stop and led officers on a 10-mile pursuit through Canaan, Hanover and Lyme.
Officers disabled Shambo’s car with spiked strips on Route 10 just south of Lyme Village.
Initially, Shambo refused to get out of the car and surrender, which led to a lengthy standoff, officials said.
Ultimately, Chief Frank convinced Shambo to surrender peacefully without further incident.
The police departments of Enfield, Hanover and Thetford, Vt., assisted on this incident along with Hanover Fire and Hanover Communications Center.
In September 2016, Shambo was charged with insurance fraud felonies after police accused him of soliciting someone to steal his own car to get a cash settlement from an insurance company.