WALLINGFORD — A Meriden man faces charges after police said he assaulted a woman in February and struck an officer with his car as he was fleeing.
Warren Watson, 29, of 237 Grove St., Meriden, was charged Tuesday with second-degree assault, assault on a police officer, violation of a protective order, breach of peace, reckless driving, failure to obey traffic signals, misuse of plates, failure to drive in proper lane, engaging police in pursuit and operating a motor vehicle under suspension.
On Feb. 17, police responded to the area of 340 N. Colony Road after a caller reported a suspect, later identified as Watson, punched a woman in the head and dragged her on a sidewalk, said police spokeswoman Lt. Cheryl Bradley. When officers arrived, Watson got into a car and backed up at a high rate of speed, striking an officer before driving off.
Watson led police on a pursuit on North Colony Road but was not apprehended that night. The woman and the officer declined medical treatment.
Watson appeared in Meriden Superior Court on Wednesday and was released on $50,000 bond. He is due back in court on April 9.
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