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Fairfield Man Charged With Assault, Strangulation

Samuel Flicker
Samuel Flicker Photo Credit: Contributed photo

FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A Bronson Road man was accused of assaulting his ex-girlfriend and leaving her bruised and unconscious by the side of the road Sunday morning, Fairfield police said.

The 20-year-old victim told police she was at a party on Hill Brook Lane when her ex-boyfriend, Samuel Flicker, 20, texted her and she agreed to get in his Jeep Cherokee and drive around, police said.

When she got what she called an “inappropriate” text from another man, she said Flicker became enraged, grabbed her hair and slammed her head into the dashboard repeatedly, police said.

She lost consciousness, but came to and heard Flicker on the phone with another man who suggested he leave her on her front porch and ring the doorbell, police said.

When she protested, she reported Flicker began to strangle her with two hands and banged her head on the dashboard again, police said. She lost consciousness again and awoke on the side of an unfamiliar road, but found her way back to the party and was driven to the police department, police said.

Police said the victim had a visible bruise on her forehead and a larger bruise beyond her hairline. Her eye appeared swollen and red and she showed bruising on the side of her neck, police said.

When contacted by police around 6:45 a.m. Sunday, Flicker said the victim had attacked him and he tried to push her away, police said. He denied injuring her, according to the report.

Flicker was charged with second-degree assault, second-degree strangulation, first-degree reckless endangerment and disorderly conduct, police said. He was held on $1,000 bond and, due to comments he made, was committed to a local hospital for evaluation, police said.

He was scheduled to appear in court May 31.

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