Bail Enforcement officials had an armed confrontation with a wanted man in Vernon early Monday morning, but both sides escaped serious injury at a home on Davis Ave. Extension, police said.
The incident took place at 12:57 a.m., police said.
According to a Vernon Police Department incident report, three bail officials spotted Joseph Smalley, who was wanted in several cases out of Bristol, Wolcott and Vernon, at 98 Davis Ave. Ext. and approached the home without a police escort, according to an incident report.
The 46-year-old Smalley went to the basement of the home and bail officials did the same, police said. Smalley began throwing several objects at the bail officials - a two-by-four, a lamp, a piece of plywood to name three - and avoided being pepper-sprayed as he ran back upstairs, police said.
He lunged at bail officials with a knife, slicing one on his bullet-proof vest, and guns were drawn, police said.
Police officers arrived and Smalley was apprehended outside the home, according to an incident report.
A child was in the home art the time, police said.
Smalley was held overnight on a $100,000 bond and was to appear in court Monday, police said.
For the altercation, he was charged with risk of injury to a child, disorderly conduct, first-degree assault, third-degree assault, and reckless endangerment, police said.
He was taken to Rockville General Hospital with minor injuries, police said. Bail official had minor injuries but did not need medical care, police said.