Two Cabdrivers Charged In Fairfield After Fight

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Fairfield police charged two men Wednesday, April 30, with creating a public disturbance after a cabdriver reported that another threatened him with a gun.
Fairfield police charged two men Wednesday, April 30, with creating a public disturbance after a cabdriver reported that another threatened him with a gun. Photo Credit: Alissa Smith, file photo

FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- Fairfield police charged two men Wednesday afternoon, April 30, with creating a public disturbance after one cabdriver called to report that another threatened him with a gun, police said. 

When officers arrived at the Fairfield train station on Unquowa Road, they were told by Stephen Rose, 41, of Bridgeport, that Kendrick Bryant, 45, of Hamden, threatened him with a gun during an argument and left after Rose called police, the police report said.

Officers stopped two yellow cabs a short distance away from the station, one with Bryant at the wheel, police said. The second car was sent on its way.

Officers found a .38-caliber revolver with a wooden handle in Bryant's possession, police said. The Fairfield K-9 officer was called to the scene to determine whether there were further weapons in the car, but none were found, police said. 

During the investigation, a third-party witness told officers that not once was a gun shown or talked about, police said. Rose later admitted in a sworn written testimony that he had seen the wooden handle but the gun hadn't been mentioned in the fight, police said.

Officers also determined that Bryant had an active arrest warrant due to a failure to pay, police said. Officers found that the charge stemmed from a fight between Rose and Bryant in September 2013, and Bryant had not paid the fine.

Bryant and Rose were each issued an infraction on a charge of creating a public disturbance, and Bryant was charged with failure to pay. Bryant is due in court on Monday, May 12,  and was released on $100 bond. 

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