SHELTON, Conn. (WTNH) -- A Shelton man was arrested for assault after his girlfriend reported he had strangled her twice in one evening.
A woman called Shelton police around 10 p.m. on May 24 to report that her boyfriend, 31-year-old Robert O'Brien, had strangled her twice since he had gotten home from work.
The woman reported that O'Brien told her he would fight with the police if they were called to the home on Sagamore Road. He left the home before officers arrived.
Police spotted his car a short while later, but O'Brien refused to pull over. O'Brien crashed into another car, but still refused to stop and eventually lead police back to his house.
He refused to get out of the car, and began to fight with the officers as they tried to physically remove him. One officer used his taser on O'Brien, who in turn tried to run away and further resist arrest.
A K-9 was deployed and O'Brien eventually complied with officers and was arrested.
He was charged with two counts of third degree assault, two counts of disorderly conduct, two counts of second degree strangulation, reckless driving, failure to bring a motor vehicle to a stop when signaled, interfering with an officer, evading, and operating a motor vehicle without insurance.
He was held on a $50,000 bond and brought to Derby Court on Friday, May 25 for arraignment.