Two Plymouth police officers sustain minor injuries in apprehension of Terryville man

Published on Sunday, 9 July 2017 20:19


PLYMOUTH - Two police officers sustained minor injuries this week as they apprehended a local man wanted in connection with an alleged domestic violence incident in Wolcott involving two children.

John Washburne, 39, is facing charges of assault on a police officer, second-degree threatening and interfering with police.

According to the police report, local officers were dispatched last Wednesday, at about 4 p.m., to Washburne’s home to detain him until Wolcott police arrived. He was wanted on pending charges after an alleged domestic violence incident in Wolcott involving two children, the report said.

As local police arrived at the home, officers saw a man, holding a small child, run into the home and close the door when he saw the policemen. Police then knocked on the door and Washburne answered. Police explained why they were there and asked him to step outside until Wolcott police arrived. According to the report, Washburne then used an expletive, pushed an officer out the door and closed it on both policemen.

One officer reported sustaining minor abrasions to his arms and hands, while the other said he had some redness and swelling from the door being closed on him.

Police were then able to get into the home, where they said Washburne began swinging his fists, while he took a fighting stance. He also allegedly yelled that he was going to commit suicide by cop, according to the report.

An officer then used a taser on Washburne and he was taken into custody.

Washburne, of 12 Allen St., who is free on $20,000 bond, is scheduled to appear in Bristol Superior Court on Aug. 4.

Justin Muszynski can be reached at 860-973-1809 or at

Posted in The Bristol Press, General News, Plymouth, Terryville, Bristol on Sunday, 9 July 2017 20:19. Updated: Sunday, 9 July 2017 20:21.