A Morehouse Lane man was charged Monday with assaulting a teenage relative, as well as other threats and other violations.
Eric Wurzel, 46, who was once cited by police when neighbors saw him walking down the street carrying a rifle, was charged with third-degree assault, threatening, first-degree reckless endangerment and disorderly conduct.
Police said they received a report Oct. 6 from a third party about injuries to a 16-year-old male, allegedly at the hands of Wurzel. The teen initially told police he had suffered bruises and swelling to his face and neck from a fall down a flight of stairs.
During their investigation, police said they also discovered there was an outstanding warrant issued by Stratford police for Wurzel's arrest on charges of interfering with an officer and failure to report a lost firearm. Details of that June 1 incident were not immediately available.
Wurzel told Fairfield police that he admitted he knew about the Stratford warrant and was taken into custody and turned over to Stratford authorities.
Meanwhile, police were also investigating a complaint from Wurzel and his current wife about harassing phone calls allegedly made by Wurzel's ex-wife. Police said that Wurzel was unable to provide any proof of harassing phone calls.
According to police, Wurzel gave two different versions regarding what happened to cause the teenager's injuries, but did admit there was an altercation.
Wurzel's bond was set at $20,000 and he was scheduled to have appeared Tuesday in Bridgeport Superior Court.