COVENTRY, Conn. (AP) — A Coventry man who police allege fired 20 rounds into a home before leading state police on a high-speed chase has been ordered held on more than $1 million bail.
Police charged 36-year-old Daniel Ballard on Thursday with criminal attempt to commit murder and criminal attempt to commit home invasion.
Police say they were called about a domestic assault Wednesday night. The woman left with her two children and drove to a friend’s house before going to a police station.
Police say Ballard shot up the friend’s house while the friend and the children were in the home. The family’s dog was shot and had to be euthanized.
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According to court records, Ballard’s wife filed for divorce in April. He has no previous criminal record.
It wasn’t clear if he had retained a lawyer.