FAIRFIELD — A local man, charged in a domestic incident Dec. 29, was sent to Bridgeport Hospital for an evaluation just a few days later.

Richard Nolfi, of Weeping Willow Lane, was charged with third-degree assault and disorderly conduct in connection with the Dec. 29 incident. According to a police report, Nolfi’s wife alleged that he punched her in the face during an argument. Nolfi told police they were in bed and she began punching him in the tibia bone and twisting his toes when he got angry and jumped out of bed. He said he chased her downstairs and slapped her with an open hand but did not punch her with a closed fist.

Nolfi, 67, was released on $5,000 bond and was scheduled to appear in state Superior Court in Bridgeport on Dec. 30.

On Jan. 1, police received a call from Nolfi’s wife, who said she was concerned about statements he made to her, leading her to believe he was possibly suicidal. He allegedly said he would not be bothering her anymore and walked out of the house.

Police located Nolfi on Cleveland Avenue in Bridgeport. He told officers that he believes his wife is suffering from early signs of dementia and has been accusing him of hiding money. He was taken to the hospital for evaluation.

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