Fairfield man charged with assaulting father
Christopher B. Bartness, 19, of 278 Fairland Drive, was charged with third-degree assault and disorderly conduct Thursday after getting into an altercation with his father, police said.
Bartness, who police said smelled of alcohol, was planning to leave the house to buy cigarettes, but his father allegedly grabbed him. Bartness responded by pushing his father and also headbutting him, according to police.
Bartness' mother called police, and when officers arrived, they saw that father had a welt on his right cheek and a one-inch cut on his left temple.
After a background check, police also learned that Bartness had an active warrant out of Middletown for violating a protective order. Bartness was scheduled to appear Friday in Bridgeport Superior Court.