FAIRFIELD — A Wallingford man was arrested on a warrant Oct. 28 and charged in connection with an incident involving his ex-wife.

Martin Casey, 52, was charged with second-degree criminal mischief, interfering with emergency calls and third-degree assault.

His ex-wife came to police headquarters on Oct. 19 to report that the previous night, Casey allegedly broke the rear windshield of her car, threw her across a room and slapped her in the face, prompting their 17-year-old son to step in and stop the fight.

The argument apparently began when Casey had to go pick up their son, because the car the son was driving broke down. He was angry, according to the report, because his son had not completed work on his Eagle Scout badge. When Casey was outside the victim’s house, she heard a car alarm go off, according to the report, and her son walked in the house and said his father broke the windshield of her car.

Casey’s hand was bleeding, and he allegedly grabbed his wife by the shirt, threw her across the kitchen and then hit her in the face.

Casey told police he did not intentionally shatter the rear windshield. According to police, he was arrested in 2008 for third-degree assault, disorderly conduct and second-degree unlawful restraint.

Released after posting a $10,000 bond, Casey was scheduled to appear in state Superior Court in Bridgeport on Oct. 31.

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