Man charged after disrupting Jehovah’s Witness service in North Stonington

Man charged after disrupting Jehovah’s Witness service in North Stonington

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NORTH STONINGTON — A Voluntown man who interrupted a Jehovah’s Witnesses service and tried to cut the wires to the sound system was charged Sunday by the State Police and was later taken to the William W. Backus Hospital in Norwich for evaluation, the police reported.

Witnesses told the police that the man, Paul Johnson, 34, entered the Kingdom Hall on Route 138 in North Stonington with wire cutters and threatened to cut the sound. The witnesses, who called the police at about 11:30 a.m., said he was belligerent, appeared intoxicated, and had alarmed those in attendance, who numbered about 100. The police said churchgoers were able to stop him from cutting the wires, and no injuries were reported .

Johnson was charged with first-degree criminal trespassing, breach of peace and second-degree threatening.

— Jason Vallee


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