Norwalk Man Charged With Assault, Arson In Garage Fire

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Norwalk firefighters battle a blaze at a detached garage on Woodward Avenue on Wednesday. One man was injured in the blaze, and Ruben Davila was arrested on assault and arson charges. Photo Credit: Norwalk Fire Department
Ruben Davila, 42, was arrested on charges of first degree assault and arson by Norwalk police Wednesday. Photo Credit: Norwalk Police Department

NORWALK, Conn. – A 42-year-old Norwalk man was arrested on charges related to a detached garage fire Wednesday on Woodward Avenue that sent another man to Norwalk Hospital with serious but not life-threatening burns.

Ruben Davila was charged by Norwalk police with first-degree assault and first-degree arson, both felonies, and was held on $750,000 bond. Davila has no known address in Norwalk except for the Open Door Shelter on Merritt Street, where he was arrested Wednesday morning, police said.

According to police, Davila and other men, including the victim, were living out of the detached garage on Woodward Avenue. Davila and the victim got into an argument Wednesday morning when Davila threw a flammable liquid at the victim and lit him on fire, which led to the garage fire, police said.

Norwalk firefighters doused the blaze in about 20 minutes.

Davila was scheduled to appear in Norwalk Superior Court for arraignment Thursday.

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Jackie Giamini:

Can we deport? NOW!!!

Ken P Jr:

Keep attracting these lowlifes & we'll keep having issues. I doubt if 10% of the people on assistance or in homeless shelters in Norwalk were EVER productive Norwalk residents. We no longer care for our own who need help, we bait other cities losers to come here instead.

wise.guys.7505:

True Ken and most of them are in city hall

sononeknows:

Wow and the garage fire last week 100 feet away shows there might be a problem in the area so what! its South Norwalk suck it up and wait for the next shooting.

Was this garage where people were living part of the Mayors program on homeless?

Met a couple who just moved in from 06853 and realized now South Norwalk to retire and enjoy life might of been a mistake.

How sick is that?

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