Brothers arrested in standoff Tuesday face serious charges

Two New Haven brothers were ordered held Wednesday on charges stemming from a three-hour standoff with police.

Lavar Burney, 21, was ordered held on $200,000 bond following an appearance in Superior Court.

He faced numerous charges including attempted assault, interfering with a police officer, and reckless driving.

State police allege Burney almost hit a state trooper who had pulled his car over for speeding on Interstate 91 in Wallingford Tuesday.

He also is accused of intentionally driving toward another trooper on I-91 as the trooper tried to deploy devices to force Burney’s car to stop.

His brother, Jesse Burney, 20, had bond set at $20,000 on a charge of interfering with police.

Both brothers were on parole and were sent back to prison, state police said.

They were arrested Tuesday following a standoff at a New Haven apartment. No one was injured, and no shots were fired.

Both men are scheduled to appear in court again Dec. 11.

More people were expected to be charged, police said.

–Associated Press

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