Milford woman arrested after violating a protective order by putting feces on soon-to-be ex-husband’s toothbrush

Courtesy: Ansonia Police Department

ANSONIA, Conn. (WTNH) — A Milford woman turned herself in to be arrested on an active arrest warrant involving a protective order violation on Thursday afternoon.

According to Ansonia Police, 48-year-old Leslie Laing of Milford turned herself into Ansonia Police Department around 1:15 p.m. on Thursday to be arrested on an active arrest warrant. Officers say Laing is charged with violation of a protective order.

Officials say Laing was released on a $1,000 bond and will appear in court on Friday in Derby.

Investigators say Laing’s arrest was the result of an investigation after a complaint by Laing’s estranged husband that she tampered with his personal property. They say Laing had been the subject of a protective order from a previous domestic violence arrest involving her estranged husband.

Experts say the investigation revealed that while Laing was retrieving property from her soon to be ex-husband’s house, she put what appeared to be feces on his toothbrush. The investigating officer says the toothbrush was seized and a DNA sample from Laing was taken. The DNA sample and the toothbrush were sent to the state lab where testing showed the suspected feces was a match to Laing’s DNA sample.