On Oct. 2, 2013 James Burleson, 39, of 7 Whitewood Lane in Wilton was arrested for Threatening in the First Degree, according to Wilton Police.
At 11:30a.m. police responded to the accused's residence in regard to the Burleson's report that his 2000 Subaru Legacy had been stolen.
As the officer was gathering information on the stolen vehicle, Burleson had a fit of rage and yelled at the officer, "You (police) stole my guns in 2004 and you're not going to get away with it. I should just shoot you," according to Wilton Police.
The accused was subsequently taken into custody for Threatening in the First Degree and held on a $10,000 bond, which was posted by a bondsman.
Burleson has a number of incidents involving police in the past and, according to Wilton Police, is known to possess firearms. As a result of the threat he made to shoot a Wilton Police officer, the Wilton Police secured a Firearms Risk Warrant, which is similar to a search warrant, but is specific to a search for firearms. It first requires approvals from a prosecutor and judge. The warrant was executed at Burleson's apartment. No firearms were recovered from the apartment.
Because Burleson had become uncooperative, police were not in a position to investigate the report of a stolen vehicle. However, the vehicle was located later that evening in Danbury on Starrs Plains Road with no obvious indication that it had been stolen, according to Wilton Police.
Burleson is due in Norwalk Superior Court on Oct. 15, 2013 for the Threatening charge.