When Delivering Flowers Gets You Arrested: Violations of Protective Order are Explicit

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On the morning of October 28, William Michael Stowell, 35, of 25 Grand Street, in Norwalk went to a female victim’s place of employment on Sound Beach Ave in Old Greenwich and brought her flowers. He attempted to give them to her but was intercepted by the woman’s boss and turned away.

Visiting to woman’s place of employment was a direct violation of a protective order, which specifies explicitly: “Do not contact the protected person in any manner, including by written, electronic or telephone contact, and do not contact the protected person’s home, workplace or others with whom the contact would be likely to cause annoyance or alarm to the protected person.”

On October 27, 2015, the day prior to attempting to deliver flowers, Stowell sent the female victim an e-mail, which also violated the protective order. An arrest warrant was completed for the male offender and signed on November 3.

Greenwich Police took custody Mr. Stowell immediately after the warrant was signed as he was at the Stamford Superior Court for an unrelated issue.

At Greenwich Police Headquarters, Stowell was processed for two counts of Violation of a Protective Order and given a court-set bond of $35,000, which he was unable to post. He has a court date of November 4, 2015 at Stamford Superior Court.