Police: Fairfield man tried to strangle his girlfriend
Published 6:01 pm, Monday, April 10, 2017
FAIRFIELD — A man, who was already wanted on a warrant for allegedly assaulting his girlfriend, was arrested April 6 when he returned to her Ronald Drive home and allegedly assaulted her again, this time choking her until she couldn’t breathe.
Michael Jackson, 57, who is homeless, was charged with second-degree strangulation, third-degree assault, disorderly conduct and violation of a protective order in connection with the April 6 incident. He was charged on a warrant with disorderly conduct, interfering with emergency calls, third-degree assault and violation of a protective order for the incident at the girlfriend’s home on April 4.
In the earlier incident, Jackson and the victim were arguing, and when the woman went to call police, he allegedly grabbed the phone and threw it across the room. He also allegedly hit her before leaving.
On April 6, the victim called detectives around 5 p.m., and said Jackson had just left the house. He had called her earlier, she said, and apologized for hurting her on April 4. She picked him up on Pequonnock Avenue in Bridgeport and brought Jackson back to her Ronald Drive home.
Once there, she said, Jackson began accusing her of cheating on him and became violent. She alleged he hit her in the face and threw her against a wall. He was strangling her until she couldn’t breathe, she said, and when he let her go, kept apologizing. He left, at which point she called the police.
Hearing the alert on the radio, an officer spotted Jackson walking down Ronald Drive and took him into custody.
Jackson was held on bonds totaling $250,000 and was scheduled to be arraigned in state Superior Court in Bridgeport on April 7.