IPSWICH, Mass. (WHDH) – The fire chief in Ipswich is behind bars after being accused of strangling a woman.
Gregory Gagnon, 41, of Dracut, was arrested Saturday morning in connection with an ongoing investigation into allegations of assault on a female acquaintance, according to the Middlesex District Attorney’s office.
The DA’s office says Gagnon was arraigned in Lowell District Court Friday in connection with an alleged assault that happened on Thursday.
Following the arraignment, investigators say they learned of an additional incident involving domestic violence with the same victim that happened last year. Gagnon was arrested Saturday and charged with strangulation in connection with that incident, according to the DA’s office.
Gagnon is being held without bail until his arraignment on Monday in Lowell District Court. A town official told 7News he has been put on paid administrative leave.
7News will continue to provide updates as more details become available.
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