A city man police accused of shooting a male in the course of a robbery in West Norwalk late Sunday afternoon was arraigned Tuesday in state Superior Court in Norwalk.
Police arrested Anthony Jean-Pierre by warrant Monday evening, charging him with first-degree assault, first-degree robbery, conspiracy to commit first-degree robbery and unlawful discharge of a firearm.
Officers were dispatched to Norwalk Hospital at 5:01 p.m. Sunday on a report from the Emergency Department that a man was being treated there for a gunshot wound to the leg. The victim told officers he was shot during an attempted robbery in the parking lot of Kendall Elementary School at 55 Fillow St. He said two men participated in the hold-up.
The affidavit detectives prepared to obtain an arrest warrant for Jean-Pierre was sealed, so details of how they came to believe he was involved were unavailable.
Jean-Pierre, 19, of 15 Prowitt St., also had an outstanding warrant for failure to appear in court for another case.
Following his arrest, police held Jean-Pierre in lieu of $100,000 bond. At the conclusion of his arraignment, Judge Maureen Dennis kept his bond at that amount and transferred his case to state Superior Court in Stamford, where more serious crimes are adjudicated.
Dennis scheduled Jean-Pierre to next appear in court Jan. 29.
During the arraignment, a representative from the Bail Commissioner’s office said Jean-Pierre is a lifelong resident of Connecticut who has previous convictions for second-degree burglary and violation of probation.
State judicial records show Jean-Pierre was arrested by Norwalk Police in January 2008 and charged with second-degree robbery. He entered a guilty plea in July 2009 and was sentenced to eight years in prison, suspended after time served, plus three years probation.
He also was arrested last August for second-degree breach of peace. He failed to appear in court for that charge for which a judge ordered he be rearrested.