NORWALK, Conn. – A Norwalk man was charged with strangling and punching his ex-girlfriend and her child late Friday night, police said.
Police were called to a Platt Street home at about 11:15 p.m. Friday by a woman who said she was attacked by her ex-boyfriend, according to police reports. The suspect grabbed her throat during a verbal argument and began punching her in the head, according to the report. He also threatened to break her neck and to kill her, police said.
The woman was able to get away and went to a different room, but the suspect placed a piece of furniture in front of the door to prevent her from leaving, according to the report. The victim made it outside, where the suspect broke a picket off a fence and began chasing her with it, police said.
The woman ran back inside and tried to lock the attacker out, but he kicked down the door, according to the police report. He then broke her phone as she tried to call 911 and grabbed her 6-year-old son by the neck before leaving, police said.
Emilio Hernandez-Gonzalez, 31, of Pratt Street, was not at the home when police arrived Friday night. He later reported to police headquarters after making contact with officers, where he was arrested. He denied being at the house that night, according to police reports.
Hernandez-Gonzalez had an active protective order against him relating to a similar incident in July, according to police records. He was arrested and charged with strangulation and assault on July 10 at the same address, police said.
Hernandez-Gonzalez was charged with two counts of strangulation and risk of injury to a minor and one count each of third-degree assault, second-degree threatening, unlawful restraint, violation of a protective order and interfering with a 911 call. He was held on a $50,000 bond, and was scheduled to appear in court Monday.