Man charged with assault on Fairfield U. campus
Published 10:57 am, Monday, January 12, 2015
A Trumbull man was charged on a warrant Wednesday for allegedly hitting another in the face with a vodka bottle last October on the Fairfield University campus.
Paul J. Monks, 20, of Saxony Drive, was charged with second-degree assault and held on a $1,000 bond.
The incident unfolded early in the morning Oct. 15 in a townhouse on the university's campus, police said. The victim told police he was asleep in an upstairs bedroom at the townhouse when Monks walked in, holding a bottle of vodka and turned on the light.
The victim asked Monks to identify himself, but Monks didn't answer, according to the report. He turned around and went back downstairs. The victim said he followed to make sure Monks was leaving. As he led Monks out of the front door, Monks hit him with the bottle, causing serious cuts to his face, according to the report.
Monks was apparently an unregistered guest at the college, police said. The victim, a graduate of Fairfield University, was visiting his girlfriend at the townhouse, and her roommates apparently had visitors who included Monks.
At first the victim did not want any police action, but changed his mind and on Oct. 31 called police and asked that Monks be arrested.
Monks turned himself in at police headquarters. He is scheduled to appear Jan. 16 at state Superior Court in Bridgeport.