Assault, Disorderly Conduct Charges for New Canaan Man, 60, After Domestic Incident


Police on Sunday arrested a 60-year-old New Canaan man following a dispute at his Old Kings Highway home.

At about 5:26 p.m. on Nov. 12, officers investigated a dispute between two occupants of the residence, according to a police report.

They charged the man with third-degree assault and disorderly conduct.

It isn’t clear what the dispute involved, how it turned physical, whether or to what extent anyone was hurt or whether or how the arrested man is related to the victim.

Police withheld further information, classifying the matter as a domestic incident.

Under state law, a person is guilty of third-degree assault when with intent to cause physical injury to another person, he causes such injury to such person or to a third person; or he recklessly causes serious physical injury to another person; or with criminal negligence, he causes physical injury to another person by means of a deadly weapon, a dangerous instrument or an electronic defense weapon.

Under state law, a person is guilty of disorderly conduct when, with intent to cause inconvenience, annoyance or alarm, engages in fighting or in violent, tumultuous or threatening behavior; or by offensive or disorderly conduct, annoys or interferes with another person, among other reasons.

The man was released after promising to appear Nov. 13 in state Superior Court in Norwalk.

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