Man charged in dispute with ex-wife over child
Martin Simmons, 60, of Noyes Road, faces charges after a fight with his ex-wife Monday evening, police said.
Simmons was charged with risk of injury to a minor, breach of peace and third-degree assault.
According to the report, the ex-wife arrived at Simmons’ home to pick up their 3-year-old child. Police said the woman is not allowed on the property, and did not come onto it. The child, the report states, ran to his mother.
Yelling then erupted between the former couple, police said, and Simmons allegedly twice hit the woman in the arm, causing her to nearly drop the child.
Released on a $5,000 bond, Simmons was scheduled to appear the next day at state Superior Court in Bridgeport.