A man accused of harassing the family of a slain Sandy Hook Elementary teacher during a charity event held in her memory and saying the shooting was part of a conspiracy will appear in court on Tuesday.
Police arrested Matthew Mills, 32, of Brooklyn, New York earlier this month after the Victoria Soto Charity Run in Stratford, which honors the memory of the 27-year-old teacher who died while trying to protect her students during the tragedy in Newtown in December 2012.
After the event, Mills approached some family members and said the Newtown school shooting was staged and part of a conspiracy, according to a news release from police.
When officers approached him, Mills tried to run, but police quickly detained him and charged him with breach of the peace and interfering with an officer, according to a news release from police.
Mills posted a $10,000 dollar bond.
The annual Victoria Soto Charity Run benefits the Vicki Soto Memorial Fund, a charitable organization established in honor of Soto and her passion for education. The fund has awarded more than $20,000 in educational scholarships to students pursuing a career in education.