Monson Man Arrested after Police say He Threatened to Kill Officers with Machete
Emergency personnel received a call at 1:30 this afternoon for a domestic disturbance at a residence on Palmer Road.
When police arrived only a short time later, the suspect, 20-year-old, Brandon Conners of 43 Palmer Road in Monson, had already fled the scene.
About an hour later while police were still investigating the situation, a resident called the police department to report that someone matching Conners’ description was walking on a nearby set of railroad tracks.
Monson Police Chief, Stephen Kozloski told ABC40 News he and Officer Donald Emerson responded to the scene to make contact with Conners.
While they were preparing to take him into custody, Chief Kozloski says he produced a 20 inch machete and threatened to kill them both if they tried to arrest him.
A standoff then ensued lasting for about 25 minutes. During that time police say he continued to threaten both Officer Emerson and Chief Kozloski. Police also allege that Conners told them they would have to shoot and kill him because he wasn’t going to be taken into custody alive.
At one point, the suspect tried to flee towards a nearby street but he was arrested by the Palmer Police Department who had been called to the scene to provide additional assistance.
“Conners was taken into custody and was transported to the Monson Police Department where he was booked and charged with 2 counts of Domestic Assault and Battery, 2 counts of Assault with a Dangerous Weapon, 1 count of carrying a Dangerous Weapon and 1 count of Resisting Arrest,” says Chief Kozloski.
He is currently being held on $50,000 bail pending his arraignment in the Palmer District Court tomorrow morning.