Police: Meriden man charged with assaulting woman with knife during dispute

Police: Meriden man charged with assaulting woman with knife during dispute



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MERIDEN — A local man faces charges after police said he cut a woman’s arm with a knife during a dispute in May.

David Rodriguez, 29, of 1966 N. Broad St., Unit 110, was charged Saturday with criminal attempt to commit first-degree assault, first-degree threatening and second-degree breach of peace.

Police were called to a report of a fight on Elm Street on the night of May 27. A woman, who had a two inch long cut on her arm, told responding officers the incident began when her boyfriend came to her home to drop off diapers, and she heard a loud disturbance outside, according to Rodriguez’s arrest warrant.  She looked out and saw Rodriguez, her brother, and two others get out of a van, holding a machete, bats and sticks, the warrant said.

The woman got between her boyfriend and Rodriguez and ended up with a cut on her arm, the report said. She was taken to the hospital and received four stitches. 

Rodriguez was arraigned in Meriden Superior Court on Monday. The judge set bond at $25,000 and entered a protective order. The case was continued to Aug. 20. 

lsellew@record-journal.com
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