Gagnon Trial Set To Begin Monday
Jan 08, 2018 12:10AM
● By Bill Gilman
The trial of Gregory Gagnon, the Ipswich Fire Chief and Dracut resident accused of assaulting his wife, is scheduled to begin Monday in Lowell District Court.
Gagnon was arrested in September and charged with assault with a dangerous weapon, witness intimidation and two counts of assault and battery on a household or family member.
According to investigators, Gagnon assaulted his wife on two separate occasions. In 2016, he allegedly put his hands around her throat and choked her. That incident was interrupted by the arrival of the couple's two children.
In September 2017, Gagnon allegedly pulled a gun on his wife and threatened to shoot her if she didn't leave the couple's Dracut home. He also allegedly threatened to respond with gunfire if she called police to the house.
After he was arraigned, Gagnon was set to a facility in Vermont for psychological evaluation, according to court records.
Gagnon, served with the Dracut Fire Department for 18 years and achieved the rank of captain. He was hired as Ipswich Fire Chief in 2014. He has been on leave from that position since his arrest.