Assault, Interfering and Drug Charges for New Canaan Man, 23

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Police on Tuesday evening arrested a 23-year-old New Canaan man and charged him with third-degree assault, interfering with an officer, disorderly conduct/obstructing free passage, use of drug paraphernalia and two counts of possession of a controlled substance or more than .5 ounces of marijuana.

At about 5:44 p.m. on June 12, officers were dispatched to a Millport Avenue residence on a report of a domestic dispute between two occupants there, police said.

Following an investigation, police brought the misdemeanor charges against the resident. 

It isn’t clear what the dispute involved, how it turned physical, what injuries the victim suffered or how he or she is related to the arrested man. Police withheld further information, saying it was a domestic matter.

Under state law, the specific disorderly charge means the offender “obstructs unreasonably or prevents free access to the entrance to any building open to the public.” The specific assault charge brought against the man, under state law, means the offender “with intent to cause physical injury to another person …causes such injury to such person or to a third person.”

The man was held on $2,500 bond and scheduled to appear Wednesday in state Superior Court in Norwalk. 

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