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Wilton Man Charged In Dispute With 65-Year-Old Housemate

Brandon Bennett, 38, is facing a felony charge in a threatened attack on his Wilton housemate.
Brandon Bennett, 38, is facing a felony charge in a threatened attack on his Wilton housemate. Photo Credit: Wilton Police Department

WILTON, Conn., -- An argument over money that erupted between housemates landed the younger man in trouble after he threatened a 65-year-old man with a wooden nightstick last Thursday, Wilton Police said.

The argument occurred when Brandon Bennett, 38, said he should be paid for the landscape work and furniture repairs he had done at the 39 Old Huckleberry Road home that he shared with the homeowner, police said. But the 65-year-old homeowner said he didn't have to pay Bennett because he lived there rent free, police said.

The two men are not related, police said.

Bennett grabbed the homeowner, threw him against a wall and said he would break his legs with the nightstick, police said. The complainant was not struck and didn't suffer any injuries, police said.

Officers had been called to the home recently by the homeowner about a possible criminal mischief to a wall, police said. However, no charges were filed after the housemate said he had put some art on the wall, police said.

In the threatening incident, Bennett was arrested and charged with second-degree threatening, carrying a dangerous weapon and disorderly conduct. He was held on $5,000 bond for an appearance in state Superior Court in Norwalk on Friday.

According to the state's judicial website Bennett remains in custody on $20,000 bond and is scheduled to next appear in court on June 25.

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