Felony Assault Charge for New Canaan Man, 52


Police on Saturday arrested a 52-year-old New Canaan man and charged him with second-degree assault.

At about 5:56 p.m. on May 21, officers were dispatched to a Heritage Hill Road home regarding a domestic dispute between the man and another person at the residence, according to a police report.

Following an investigation, police took the man into custody on the felony charge, the report said. 

It’s unclear what the dispute involved, how the victim was injured or what the extent of injuries were. Police withheld details, saying it was a domestic matter.

Under state law, a person is guilty of second-degree assault if he or she “with intent to cause physical injury to another person … causes such injury to such person or to a third person by means of a deadly weapon or a dangerous instrument other than by means of the discharge of a firearm,” among other reasons. 

Police released the man on $10,000 bond and scheduled him to appear Monday in state Superior Court.

The Domestic Violence Crisis Center in Stamford provides services, support and education for the prevention and elimination of domestic violence. Its 24-hour hotline is 888-774-2900. Services are all free and confidential, multilingual and multicultural. Here’s a podcast with the organization’s executive director.

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