Meriden police: City man charged with kidnapping, assaulting woman 

Meriden police: City man charged with kidnapping, assaulting woman 


MERIDEN — A city man faces charges after police said he assaulted and threatened a woman with a machete. 

Daquan Morton, 27, of 219 S. Broad St., was charged Wednesday with first-degree kidnapping, risk of injury to a minor, first-degree unlawful restraint, third-degree assault, disorderly conduct and first-degree threatening. 

Officers responded to South Broad Street Wednesday and met a woman who said her sister was in an apartment and was in fear for her life, police spokesman Sgt. Christopher Fry said. Officers went to the apartment and spoke with Morton. While police were there, a woman came down the stairs and said Morton would not let her leave.

The woman told police she came to visit Morton the previous day and they got in an argument. Morton then struck her in the face, threatened her with a machete and held her in the apartment, Fry said. 

When Morton let her use her cell phone to call out of work, she sent a message to her sister, Fry said. Morton’s child was in the apartment at the time.

Officers seized a machete and two firearms. Morton’s bond was set at $100,000.

– Lauren Sellew

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