CROMWELL — A Cromwell man, who allegedly damaged a greenhouse facility and was in an altercation with a police officer early Wednesday, is under State Police guard while an inpatient at Hartford Hospital.
The suspect, Joshua Beaston, 21, of Viki Lane in Cromwell was arrested for second-degree larceny, felony, criminal mischief and criminal trespass. Beaston’s bond is set at $500,000 until he is arraigned in Superior Court Middletown.
According to State Police, the officer, whose identity is being withheld, responded to a report of a person erratically driving a vehicle that damaged a building on West St near New Lane in Cromwell.
Police said the suspect’s car veered off the right side of the road and crashed into the greenhouse building.
Beasley tried to run but the officer caught up with him, and they then had an altercation, police said.
Beasley was later transported to Hartford Hospital, where police said he suffered non- life threatening injury and was in stable condition.