Police: Plainville man assaulted woman, broke her ribs

Police: Plainville man assaulted woman, broke her ribs


PLAINVILLE — A local man faces charges after police said he assaulted a woman, breaking her ribs, during a domestic dispute on Monday.

Terez Barnes, 31, of 19 Maple St., was charged Monday with second-degree assault, first-degree reckless endangerment, risk of injury to a minor, first-degree unlawful restraint, third-degree criminal mischief, interfering with an emergency call and disorderly conduct. He was arraigned in Bristol Superior Court on Tuesday.

The woman reported the assault around 9 p.m. She told police she was with Barnes earlier at a family party and the two were drinking alcohol, according to a police report. The woman left the party and went home after an argument with Barnes. The woman was home with a child when Barnes started pounding on the front door and she attempted to call police.

Barnes then broke the window on the door, unlocked the door and knocked her to the ground while the child was nearby, the report said.

Barnes, who took some clothing and left the home, was found on New Britain Avenue and detained.

Police observed that the woman had visible injuries, including a large bruise to her right eye, multiple cuts and bruises on her face and arms and appeared to be having trouble breathing, the report said. The woman was taken to a local hospital and was diagnosed with fractured ribs.

Barnes told police he broke the window, but denied assaulting the woman, the report said.

According to statements in court on Tuesday, the woman told a victim advocate that she doesn’t have safety concerns. The judge released Barnes on a promise to appear in court on Sept. 19. The judge entered a protective order against Barnes, barring him from any contact with the woman. The judge also ordered Barnes not to drink alcohol and to comply with substance abuse evaluation and treatment.

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