A Waterbury man wanted on a warrant is facing more than a dozen criminal charges after being arrested at his home on Wednesday and is being held on a more than $1 million bond, police said.
Thomas Knight, 50, of Waterbury was charged in connection with a shooting on Cherry Street, for which he had an active warrant for his arrest, and additional charges stemming from a search of his home, according to the Waterbury Police Department.
Knight, a convicted felon, was charged with criminal possession of a firearm, criminal possession of a pistol, illegal transfer of a pistol, illegal possession of a weapon in a motor vehicle, first-degree criminal attempt at assault, illegal discharge of a firearm, first-degree reckless endangerment, carrying a pistol without a permit, unsafe backing and illegally driving a vehicle under suspension, stemming from the Cherry Street shooting and the connected warrant, police said.
When police went to his home to serve the warrant, they found Knight in possession of a loaded 9mm firearm with a high-capacity magazine and a small amount of narcotics, police said.
He was charged with criminal possession of a firearm, criminal possession of a pistol, illegal transfer or purchase of a pistol, violation of large capacity magazine requirement and failure to keep prescription narcotics in their original container, police said.
He is being held by the Department of Corrections on a $1,250,000 bond, police said.
At the time of his arrest, a 30-year-old woman was in the house with Knight. Wilmarie Vidal-Nealy, of Waterbury, was also charged with failure to keep prescription narcotics in their original container and violation of a large capacity magazine requirement, police said.