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Cops seize guns in domestic violence case

Connecticut Post
Updated 9:07 pm, Friday, July 19, 2013
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STAMFORD -- Police confiscated the guns of a Stamford man charged with hitting his wife while their toddler watched.

Police Sgt. Simon Blanc said a woman was taken to the hospital Thursday night after allegedly being struck by her estranged husband, Thomas Ransom, 53, of 180 Glenbrook Road, who was not at the scene, when police arrived.

The dispute erupted, Blanc said, when the couple began arguing over the use of a van and whether Ransom could have his belongings inside the home anymore. Ransom lives in an apartment and had just dropped off the couple's 4-year-old child.

As the wife began to bring his items out to put in the van, Ransom allegedly became angry and struck the woman while the child was standing next to her.

Police called an ambulance for the woman, who was taken to the hospital complaining of pain in the jaw.

Ransom turned himself over to police and posted $5,000 bond, Blanc said. Because he's facing charges involving domestic violence and risk of injury to a minor, police confiscated Ransom's 9 mm Glock pistol and his Mossberg 500 shotgun. His pistol permit was also confiscated, Blanc said.