Risk of Injury Charge for New Canaan Man, 47

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Police on Thursday night arrested a 47-year-old New Canaan man by warrant and charged him with risk of injury to a minor, second-degree threatening and disorderly conduct.

The charges stem from an investigation that started after police at 9:04 a.m. on Aug. 26 took a complaint of a domestic dispute between the man and a victim, officials said.

Following an investigation, police secured a warrant for his arrest. Risk of injury is a felony offense and occurs when a person “willfully or unlawfully causes or permits any child under the age of sixteen years to be placed in such a situation that the life or limb of such child is endangered, the health of such child is likely to be injured or the morals of such child are likely to be impaired, or does any act likely to impair the health or morals of any such child,” among other reasons. 

Police took custody of the man at his Avalon Drive home at about 7:30 pm.. on Sept. 10. He was released on $20,000 bond and scheduled to appear Sept. 11 in state Superior Court. 

Second-degree threatening occurs when a person “by physical threat, such person intentionally places or attempts to place another person in fear of imminent serious physical injury,” among other reasons. 

It’s unclear what prompted the August incident, whether or how the man is related to the victim, whether it escalated to physical violence or what injuries were sustained. Police withheld details, saying it’s a domestic matter. 

According to Connecticut Judicial Branch records, the man had been arrested on the two misdemeanor charges on Aug. 26. He has not entered a plea and is next scheduled to appear Dec. 20.

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