Wife arrested; falsely claimed husband threatened to kill her
STAMFORD - A 50-year-old Stamford woman who told Stamford police her estranged husband threatened to kill her, has been arrested aftter investigators concluded she made up the story.
Maryanne Conrad, of Glenbrook Road, was arrested on charges of falsely reporting an incident and giving a false statement.
The investigation stems from her claim that her husband, Kyle Conrad, threatened her in Stamford Superior Court after a hearing on a temporary restraining order on July 30.
The “threat” was investigated by Trooper Thomas Ehret, who went to the courthouse.
According to the trooper’s report, “Maryann Conrad stated when court ended, Kyle Conrad followed her into the hallway and yelled, ‘I’m going to kill you, bitch! I’m in control’ prior to running into the stairwell ‘to get away.’ She commented that Kyle Conrad ‘weighs 500 pounds and doesn’t run for anything, but now he he suddenly ran away after threatening me.’”
Trooper Ehret asked her if anyone else was in the area or heard the ’threat.”
Maryanne Conrad said there was no one else in the area.
She also claim her husband had once broke her arm while living in Naugatuck and a few weeks earlier, sent her a picture with a rifle and ammunition weeks with the message of “I can pick you off from 100 yards away.
Asked if she filed complains with police, she was told by officers that she “fled” from Naugatuck when it happened and went to Stamford police to report the “broken arm.”
“She claimed the Stamford Police Department told her that they ‘couldn’t do anything about it’ and told her to return to Naugatuck and report it there,” according to the trooper’s report.
“I asked M. Conrad if she did that. She stated that she did not because she ‘had no way’ to return to Naugatuck.” Trooper Ehret wrote in his report.
Further investigation by the trooper found no witnesses to the alleged threat. Video showed husband Kyle Conrad is seen walking - not running - to the stairwell. Maryanne Conrad’s claim that no one else was around when the “threat” was made was disproven by the video that shows a crowded lobby with a significant number of people.
A judicial marshal also provided a shown statement that Kyle Conrad “was nowhere in the area at the time and at no point did he hear any threat, heard no commotion and saw no one running.”
The marshal said the couple was going through a “nasty” divorce.
Maryanne Conrad later gave a sworn statement regarding the threat from her husband.
“After a thorough investigation that included witness interviews and review of surveillance footage, it was determined that there were numerous inconsistencies Conrad’s statements,” Trooper Ehret said.
A warrant was latter issued for Maryanne Conrad’s arrest.
She was arrested at her home in Stamford and will appear in court on Aug. 27.