Man accused of punching cop
Suspect charged with battery, resisting
Brent D. Gregersen, 25, New London, is charged with battery to an officer, resisting an officer, attempted escape and disorderly conduct as an act of domestic abuse.
On June 28, New London Police officers Benjamin Schmidt and Nick Kamba and Sgt. Josh Wilson responded to a domestic disturbance complaint reported from the 800 block of Smith Street.
Schmidt entered through an open door and did not find anybody at home.
According to the criminal complaint, Schmidt was photographing damage inside the house when he discovered Gregersen hiding behind a bedroom door.
Schmidt ordered Gregersen to turn around and show his hands.
When Gregersen failed to comply, Schmidt grabbed Gregersen and pushed him to the floor, the complaint says.
Schmidt reported that Gregersen then tried to knock him down and punched him in the face.
During her interview with Wilson, Gregersen’s wife reportedly said Gregersen drank a lot that day, argued with her, threw her dog around and flipped a piece of furniture.
A neighbor who was outside at the time told police he saw Gregersen throw his wife’s phone across the road and heard the wife beg him not to hurt the dog.
The officers took Gregersen to the New London police station.
While in the interview room alone, Gregersen removed some ceiling tiles. Schmidt entered the room and found him up on a chair trying to climb up on a shelf, the complaint says.
Gregersen reportedly told Schmidt he was a Marine and it was his duty to get away.
Gregersen faces up to six years in prison if convicted of battery to an officer.
He was released from custody on a $1,000 signature bond.