Police on Tuesday evening arrested a 20-year-old New Canaan man following a domestic incident. At about 5:06 p.m., officers were called to an Avalon Drive East home regarding a dispute between two people there, according to a police report.
Following an investigation, they charged the man with third-degree assault and disorderly conduct.
It wasn’t clear what the dispute involved, how it turned physical, how the arrested man is related to the victim or what were the extent of injuries. Police declined to provide details, calling it a domestic matter. 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. 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 man on $1,000 and scheduled him to appear Wednesday in state Superior Court in Norwalk.