CT state trooper arrested in RI

PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) – Connecticut State Police say they have seized the guns, badge and cruiser of a trooper following his arrest in Rhode Island on misdemeanor domestic violence charges.

Pawtucket police charged Trooper Marwing Pena with simple assault and disorderly conduct.

The 30-year-old Pena pleaded not guilty to the misdemeanor charges at his arraignment on Thursday and bail was set at $1,000.

A no contact order was issued and he was given permission to leave Rhode Island.

No defense attorney was listed in online court records.

He’s due back in court on May 20.

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