The New Canaan resident involved in Friday's overnight standoff was arraigned Thursday morning in state Superior Court in Norwalk on charges that include 30 counts of second-degree harassment, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance.
Scott DeiCas, 48, also was charged with five counts of second-degree threatening, interfering with an officer, first-degree criminal mischief. The charges follow felony charges filed by Weston police earlier this week, for which the former Weston school bus driver is being held on $250,000 bond.
According to the affidavit filed by New Canaan police, on July 30 between the hours of 12:22 p.m. and 2:48 p.m., DeiCas sent 35 e-mail messages to New Canaan officials, employees, government and police officers. Among those who received messages were First Selectman Jeb Walker, New Canaan Police Commissioner James Cole and New Canaan Chief Financial Officer Gary Conrad.
A majority of the e-mails allegedly sent by DeiCas said, "Get ready scum…. Prepare for what LSD has planned for you now pig. If I ever have the slightest problem with you pig I will give you what I gave Ferri x100."
All of the e-mails included a link to a five-minute YouTube video of a June 2004 incident in Granby, Colorado in which a man barricaded himself in a bulldozer and destroyed municipal buildings before taking his own life.
Five of the e-mails allegedly sent by DeiCas went into greater detail, becoming threatening in their tone and nature, according to police.
One of the e-mails sent to an officer with the New Canaan Police Department read:
"How is condoning unconstitutional behavior working out for you. I remember. I will never forget [name redacted]. You [expletive] with the wrong person and I may be telling my story about you on YouTube. Ha ha ha. How is a life without honor going? Will you kill yourself? I have impeccable credibility on YouTube pig? Now I will destroy you weak mentally scum pigs for what you have done to me and David Caulfield."
The affidavit went on to detail the confrontation between police and DeiCas on Friday evening. The document explained prosecutors are charging DeiCas with first-degree criminal mischief for destroying a "throw phone" given to DeiCas to speak with negotiators. The phone is valued at $30,000, according to the affidavit. Negotiations were later hosted online at Scott DeiCas' YouTube site-- a website where DeiCas posted videos and commentary about LSD.
A search of DeiCas' home yielded 11 grams of marijuana, marijuana seeds, an array of pipes and bongs, an electronic scale with marijuana residue, a metal grinder for crushing marijuana, books on growing marijuana and wild mushrooms and a DVD about LSD. Investigators also sent a substance they suspect to be LSD to a lab for testing.
DeiCas is still held on $250,000 bond and is scheduled to appear on Aug. 16 in state Superior Court in Norwalk.