Felony Assault Charge for New Canaan Woman with Wood Candle Holder


Police late Saturday arrested a 24-year-old New Canaan woman on a felony charge following a report that she had struck another woman on the head with a wood candle holder.

At about 8:35 p.m. on April 22, officers were dispatched to a Canoe Hill Road home on a report of the assault, police said.

Elizabeth Skae. Courtesy of the New Canaan Police Department

There, they observed the victim, “very shaken” and with blood on her forehead, according to a police report.

The victim told police that the assailant—Elizabeth Skae—had become upset when she couldn’t find her wallet and thought the victim had taken it, the report said.

Skae then picked up the wood candle holder and struck the victim on the forehead, causing a laceration, it said.

The victim was transported to Stamford hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, it said.

Police charged Skae with first-degree assault, a felony, as well as disorderly conduct.

It isn’t clear whether the women are related. Police withheld further information, classifying the incident as a domestic matter.

Skae was released on $20,000 bond and scheduled to appear April 24 in state Superior Court in Norwalk.

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