Hector Mendez, 32, of Larkin Court in Stratford, was charged with threatening his girlfriend at 12:50 a.m. Friday.

According to reports, Mendez's girlfriend left the couple's Stratford home Thursday evening after they had a heated argument. The girlfriend reportedly came to her mother's home on Carthage Street in Fairfield, where Mendez phoned her several times threatening her life.

Mendez reportedly then text-messaged his girlfriend, threatening to commit suicide. Stratford police arrested him at his Larkin Court home and transferred him to the custody of Fairfield police.

He was released on a promise to appear July 23 in Bridgeport Superior Court.