NORWICH, Conn. (WTNH) – A Norwich man faces several charges after he allegedly pistol-whipped a woman Friday night, according to police.
Norwich police responded to the report of a domestic assault involving a firearm around 10:30 p.m. Friday. Police said officers found a woman with severe facial injuries. She was taken to a hospital, where police said she was listed in stable condition.
Brandon C. McNeal, 40, allegedly hit the victim in the face and head with a handgun, police said. He took off with the firearm before officers arrived. Police spotted him walking around 9:20 a.m. Saturday on Boswell Avenue and took him into custody after he allegedly tried to hide behind a nearby home.
McNeal was charged with first-degree attempted assault, second-degree assault, possession of a firearm, theft of a firearm, cruelty to persons, risk of injury to a minor, carrying a pistol without a permit and disorderly conduct. He is also accused of violating his probation.
McNeal is being held on a $2 million bond. He’s due in court on Oct. 16.