Man charged with trying to strangle sister
Updated 6:14 am, Tuesday, August 4, 2015
A 36-year-old man is charged with trying to strangle his sister during an argument in the family’s Colonnese Drive home last Friday evening.
Freer, who lives on West Road in Ansonia, was charged with third-degree strangulation, third-degree assault and breach of peace.
According to the report, Freer’s sister called police shortly after 6 p.m. last Friday to report her brother had assaulted her. The two had previously argued because she said Freer took items belonging to her fiancée and pawned them. When she asked for the pawn slips so the items could be retrieved, she said Freer told her, “Mind your own business.”
Freer came to the family’s home on Colonnese Drive, and while his sister was using the bathroom, he demanded she get out so he could take a shower, according to the report.
When his sister did leave the bathroom, the report states, she locked the door so Freer could not use it. She then went into her bedroom and also locked that door.
Freer allegedly rammed his shoulder into the bedroom door, forcing it open and hit her in the face, police said. He then allegedly knocked her to the floor and tried to choke her, police said, before their brother broke up the fight.
He was held on a $5,000 bond and he was scheduled to have appeared Monday at state Superior Court in Bridgeport.