Convicted Felon Facing Numerous Charges
An 18 year old Torrington man is in protective custody at Charlotte Hungerford Hospital and is facing kidnapping, robbery,drug and weapons charges .
Torrington Police received a report late Monday night about a missing, endangered and suicidal person.18 year old Joshua Ballard’s last known address was 127 Mundry Road .
Unable to locate Ballard all night Winchester and State Police went to 127 Mundry Road,Ballard’s grandparents home and found him inside,. He was unwilling to come out.After about two hours of speaking with Ballard on the phone he came out without incident.
It was learned Ballard is a convicted felon and had held a female friend at gunpoint Monday night, while he was in crisis. A .357 revolver was recovered.It was the weapon police say Ballard pointed at the friend as they drove around Torrington and Winsted Monday night. Police also recovered a roll of duct tape, packaging twine , a utility knife and marijuana in Ballard’s bag.
Ballard is being held in lieu of $500,000 dollars bond and is due in Bantam Superior Court Wednesday.