Police: Assault Charge for New Canaan Woman, 39

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Police before dawn Saturday arrested a 39-year-old New Canaan woman and charged her with third-degree assault.

At about 2:42 a.m. on Jan. 5, officers were dispatched to a Jonathan Road home on a report of a domestic dispute between two occupants of the house, police said.

Following an investigation, police charged the woman with the misdemeanor-level offense. 

It isn’t clear what the dispute involved, how it turned physical, what was the extent of the victim’s injuries or how the two parties are related—police withheld details, characterizing the incident as a domestic matter.

A person is guilty of third-degree assault, according to state law, when “with intent to cause physical injury to another person, he causes such injury to such person or to a third person” or “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.”

Police released the woman after she promised to appear Jan. 7 in state Superior Court in Norwalk.

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