Borough officer arrested in domestic case

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NAUGATUCK — A borough police officer is facing criminal charges following a domestic disturbance with his girlfriend.

Officer Thomas Grant, 38, of 32 May St. was arrested on a warrant Wednesday and charged with threatening, disorderly conduct, and assault in the third degree. According to a police report, Grant’s live-in girlfriend told police on Monday he punched her calf and grabbed her during an argument. Police reported that Grant also made threats of harming her further.

A message left with police seeking further comment was not returned as of this post.

The Republican American reported Grant also threatened to kill himself and his girlfriend.

Grant has served in the department for nine years and earned the Life Saving Award last January after he and a fellow officer helped to save the life of a Naugatuck man who was having a heart attack.

The Republican American reported Grant was committed to Waterbury Hospital after his arrest and appeared Thursday in Waterbury Superior Court.

Naugatuck Patch reported Grant has been placed on paid administrative leave pending an internal investigation to determine whether he violated any department policies.

This incident is not the first time Grant has been arrested in relation to a domestic issue.

According to Republican American archives, in 2007 Grant was charged with third-degree assault and disorderly conduct after being involved in a domestic incident at his home while he had been drinking.

Two years later, Grant was suspended for 20 days without pay following a drunken altercation at a sports bar on Rubber Avenue. At the time, Chief of Police Christopher Edson threatened to fire Grant if he violated the department’s alcohol policies again.

It was unclear as of this post whether Grant had been drinking during Monday’s domestic incident.