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Police: Wilton Man Threatened To Shoot Officer

Wilton resident James Burleson is accused of threatening to shoot an officer.
Wilton resident James Burleson is accused of threatening to shoot an officer. Photo Credit: Wilton Police

WILTON, Conn. – A 39-year-old Wilton man accused of threatening to shoot a police officer was arrested last week and charged with first-degree threatening, a felony, police said.

The incident happened last Wednesday morning after police were called to the Whitewood Lane apartment of James Burleson, who reported that his car had been stolen, police said.

As the responding officer questioned Burleson about the car, police said he became aggravated. Burleson yelled: “You (police) stole my guns in 2004 and you’re not going to get away with it, I should just shoot you,” the arrest report said.

Burleson was taken into custody and held on a $10,000 bond. He is scheduled to appear at Norwalk Superior Court on Oct. 15.

Police said Burleson has had past involvements with the department and was known to possess firearms.

Following the arrest, police executed a firearms risk warrant and searched Burleson’s apartment. No firearms were found inside the apartment, police said.

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