A New York man faces strangulation and assault charges after police said he attacked his fiancee outside the Fairfield Motor Inn on Sunday night.
Anthony Genovese, 45, of Whitestone, N.Y., punched his fiancee in the back of the head, and when she tried to get up from the ground, he kept pushing her down, according to the report. The woman suffered a cut lip, a swollen and bruised eye and a cut on the back of her head.
Genovese was unsteady on his feet, and screamed and swore when officers arrived at the motel, 417 Post Road, and when he was put into the backseat of the patrol car, he began to "violently" smash his against the plexiglass divider, police said. He was treated at the scene for a swollen left eye.
At police headquarters, Genovese stood up while in the booking area, clenched his fists and moved toward on officer, as if preparing to fight, according to the report. He was agitated, police said, and refused orders to sit down. He was subdued using a stun gun and taken to St. Vincent's Medical Center in Bridgeport for observation.
Genovese was charged with second-degree strangulation, third-degree assault, first-degree unlawful restraint, interfering with an officer and breach of peace. His bond was set at $100,000 and he was scheduled to have appeared Monday in Bridgeport Superior Court.