PLAINVILLE — Two men face charges of home invasion and assault stemming from an incident at a Maple Street apartment on Sunday.
Jonathan Doyle, 26, of Plainville, was charged with home invasion, second degree strangulation, two counts of third degree assault, two counts of conspiracy to commit third degree assault, conspiracy to commit home invasion, first degree burglary, conspiracy to commit first degree burglary, disorderly conduct and damage to a landlord’s property.
Chibuikem Onyebuchi, 30, of Newington, was charged with home invasion and conspiracy, two counts of third degree assault and conspiracy, first degree burglary and disorderly conduct.
Officers responded to the Maple Street apartment at approximately 1:50 a.m. for a report of a disturbance.
Police say that Doyle had arrived at the apartment with Onyebuchi, found that the locks had been changed and broke the door open. A confrontation ensued between Doyle and a man who was inside the apartment, according to the incident report, during which Doyle allegedly squeezed the man’s throat with both hands and put him in a “rear choke hold.”
The man told police that both Doyle and Onyebuchi struck him while he was being choked. Officers noted in the report that the man had redness and scratch marks on his neck which resembled hand marks.
Both Doyle and Onyebuchi were taken into custody, with Doyle being held on a $300,000 bond and Onyebuchi being held on a $200,000 bond. They were scheduled to appear in New Britain Superior Court Monday.