East Hampton Police arrested a man they say put a gun to his wife’s head in order to force her to sign over her paychecks to him.
Police say that on Dec. 20, Michael Leiner, 47, with the address of 64 Depot Hill Road East Hampton, CT held a loaded shotgun to his wife’s head in order to force her to change payroll deposit information from her account to his.
The woman was able to escape and report the incident to police.
Responding officers were able to talk Leiner out of the home and take him into custody.
Police say a fully-loaded shotgun was found in the home and recovered as evidence.
Leiner was charged with robbery 1st degree, criminal use of a firearm, reckless endangerment 1st degree, threatening 2nd degree and disorderly conduct.
The charges stem from an investigation by Officer Matthew Hanlon and Officer Hardie Burgin.
Leiner was held on a $250,000 bond. He was to be arraigned at Superior Court in Middletown on Dec. 21, 2010.
Posted Dec. 28, 2010