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Stamford Cops Arrest Man With Loaded Handgun At Domestic Violence Class

Stamford Police arrested a man on domestic violence while he was in a court-ordered domestic violence class Tuesday night. The man also had a loaded, stolen handgun on him when he was arrested, police said.
Stamford Police arrested a man on domestic violence while he was in a court-ordered domestic violence class Tuesday night. The man also had a loaded, stolen handgun on him when he was arrested, police said. Photo Credit: File

STAMFORD, Conn. — This might earn an F. A man with a stolen and loaded handgun was arrested on a warrant during a court-ordered domestic violence class Tuesday night, Stamford Police said.

Steffon McDonald, 38, of no listed address, was arrested while he was in the class Tuesday evening at UConn-Stamford, police said. Stamford Police had a warrant for his arrest on a new domestic violence charge. They notified UConn Police that they would execute the execute the warrant when McDonald was at the evening domestic violence class that is held at UConn.

Officers found the stolen, loaded handgun in McDonald's possession when they searched him after the arrest, police said.

He was charged with two counts of first-degree burglary, two counts of violation of a protective order and one count each of second-degree stalking, illegal carrying a pistol without a permit, criminal possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon on school grounds and stealing a firearm.

Police did not provide any additional information on the background of the charges.

The handgun was reported stolen out of North Carolina, police said.

He was held on $275,000 bond for a court appearance Wednesday.

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