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Judge: Allegations against Milford man after standoff are 'extremely disturbing'

<p>Matthew Smith, 38, is charged with assault, threatening, interfering with a police officer and disorderly conduct.&nbsp;</p>

News 12 Staff

Nov 27, 2018, 8:26 PM

Updated 2,031 days ago

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The Milford man facing charges in connection with an eight-hour standoff with police went before a judge Tuesday.
Matthew Smith, 38, is charged with assault, threatening, interfering with a police officer and disorderly conduct. 
Newly released court documents show the incident began early Monday morning when Smith's wife showed up to the police station with a black eye to report a domestic dispute with her husband. The document went on to state that Smith's wife brought up divorce and he didn't take it well, threatening to kill her and her family, as well as her co-workers.
In a cellphone video provided to police, Smith told her, "If you divorce me, you will have an accident. You won't make it past your divorce. I will ruin and take out your whole bloodline. Don't make me use my unregistered handgun."
Police say Smith's wife also told them her husband punched her in the face and pulled a knife on her and said he would slice her throat.

MORE: Milford man in custody after 8-hour standoff with police
Police responded to the couple's home on Falmouth Street and that's when they say Smith refused to come out. Police were also concerned he was possibly armed.
Police eventually were able to knock down the home's back door and gain entry. Police say Smith surrendered peacefully.
The judge called the allegations against Smith "extremely disturbing" and raised his bond to $100,000. The judge also ordered Smith to have no contact with his wife.
Smith, who had a bruised face in court, told police his wife punched him and hit him with a frying pan. Smith is due back in court next month.
 


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