Wallingford woman charged with using racial slur during assaults in Meriden

Wallingford woman charged with using racial slur during assaults in Meriden

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MERIDEN — A Wallingford woman faces charges after police said she yelled a racial slur during an assault and, in another incident, wrote the slur on a vehicle. 

Elizabeth Manske, 22, of 141 W. Dayton Hill Rd., Wallingford, was charged Sunday with two counts each of intimidation based on bigotry or bias, third-degree assault, and one count each of first-degree criminal trespass, third-degree criminal trespass, disorderly conduct, third-degree criminal mischief and violation of conditions of release.

Police responded to a home on Converse Avenue around 9:30 p.m. Saturday for a report of a dispute. A man, who said Manske was his ex-girlfriend, reported Manske forced her way in, assaulted him and a woman, and directed a racial slur at the woman, according to police reports. She also broke items in the home, police said.

After a witness confirmed the account, Manske was taken into custody and ordered not to have contact with the man and woman, the report said.

Police responded to the same home on Sunday around 4 p.m. The man told police Manske punched him in the nose and wrote a racial slur on his vehicle, the report said.

Manske denied being at the man’s house and later told police he invited her, the report said. 

Manske was arraigned in Meriden Superior Court on Monday. A judge entered a protective order barring her from any contact with the man and woman and released her on a promise to appear in court on Jan. 16.

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