Suspect Held 3 People Captive in Branford Motel Room: Police
Branford police have arrested a man accused of holding three people captive in a motel room and assaulting them.
Branford police said around 4 a.m. Saturday they responded to a 911 hang up at the Motel 6 on East Main Street.
Responding officers found three men and two women in the room when they arrived. Initially, officers were told there was a minor argument and officers then left. Police then received a second report that two men entered the room uninvited and robbed, assaulted, and held the original occupants of the room captive.
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Christopher Pruitt, 37, of West Haven, was arrested and charged with robbery, breach of peace, assault, threatening, interfering with a 911 call, strangulation, larceny, and unlawful restraint. He is being held on a $100,000 bond and is expected in court on Jan. 3.
A second man reportedly entered the room with Pruitt but he has yet to be located.