Manchester police: Dispute between neighbors turns ugly when 1 pulls gun
MANCHESTER — Officers broke up a dispute between neighbors after one suspect pulled a gun, police said.
Police said two men — Scott Stratton, 43, of 103 Purnam St., Manchester, and his downstairs neighbor — got into an argument around 8:30 p.m. Saturday.
Richard Donati, 35, tried to break the two men up when Stratton pulled out his 9mm handgun, police said.
Stratton then pointed the gun at both men as well as Crystal Donati, 29, who had gone to check on her husband, police said.
Stratton also made threats to all three individuals as he pointed the handgun at each of them holding the gun close enough to almost touch noses, police said.
After arriving on scene, Stratton became combative once officers found the 9mm Sig Sauer handgun in his second-floor apartment and grabbed the officer's shirt in an attempt to head-butt and bite him, police said.
Stratton has been charged with three counts of criminal threatening and simple assault. He was arraigned in Manchester district court Monday.