Michael Iacono, 39, of 68 Phyfe Road, was charged with interfering with an emergency phone call Tuesday afternoon during a dispute with his wife, Pamela Iacono, the vice chairman of the Board of Education.
The Iaconos are in the process of divorcing, police said, and earlier in the day, Pamela Iacono reportedly filed a restraining order against her husband in Bridgeport Superior Court.
During a heated argument that afternoon, police said, Michael Iacono threatened to call police and say that his wife was harassing him. He did not call, but he asked her why she wouldn't call police, reports said.
She eventually did, and he reportedly grabbed the phone and hung up, police said. A dispatcher called back and Michael Iacono said that their child had been playing with the phone, according to police.
The dispatcher, however, heard a female in the background asking for help, police said.
Michael Iacono left the house for Norwalk, but was stopped by police at the intersection of Mill Plain and Sturges roads, where he was arrested, police said.
He was released on a promise to appear June 2 in Bridgeport Superior Court.