Police: Man tased after fleeing Moosup home and jumping from roof

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Richard Bourey was charged with trespassing and violating two protective orders after he jumped from the roof of a Moosup home, Plainfield police said.

Richard Bourey was charged with trespassing and violating two protective orders after he jumped from the roof of a Moosup home, Plainfield police said.

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MOOSUP — Officers tased a man trespassing at a home after he jumped from the roof Monday, according to the Plainfield Police Department. 

The man, identified as 41-year-old Richard Bourey, had been hiding in the closet of a locked bedroom when police found him. Two residents in the home had protective orders against Bourey, police said in a news release. 

Officers were searching for Bourey as he had three court-issued arrest warrants, according to police. 

While looking through the home, police believed Bourey was hiding in a locked bedroom upstairs. Officers were able to get into the room and saw Bourey flee from the closet, jump out of a second-story window and onto the roof, police said.

At the window, an officer grabbed Bourey's leg to try and stop him, but police said he broke free and jumped off the roof. Another officer then used his Taser to subdue Bourey, according to police.

Bourey was charged with three counts of second-degree failure to appear, interfering with an officer, two counts of criminal violation of a protective order, first-degree criminal trespass and risk of injury to a minor. 

Court records show Bourey is being held on a $150,000 bond. He is next scheduled to appear in state Superior Court in Killingly on March 2. 

Liz Hardaway may be reached at liz.hardaway@hearst.com