FAIRFIELD, Conn. - After a two-week investigation, Fairfield police arrested a local man on charges of assault, threatening and reckless endangerment after he was accused of hitting a teenager, police said.
Police were contacted Oct. 6 about a juvenile who had bruises and swelling on the face. The third party told police they believed Eric Wurzel, 46, had had hit the teen. The teen told officers the injuries occurred falling down the stairs, police said.
Police also determined that Stratford had an outstanding arrest warrant for Wurzel. Stratford police did not return calls for information about that warrant.
On Oct. 7, Fairfield officers approached Wurzel and informed him of the warrant, which he said he was aware of, police said. He was taken in to custody to be held for Stratford officers, police said.
While waiting for Stratford officers to arrive, Fairfield officers questioned Wurzel regarding the injuries to the teen, police said. Wurzel told police they had gotten into a physical altercation, police said. But according to the police report, he changed his story when arrested in Fairfield on Oct. 14.
During the investigation, the Department of Children and Families and an attorney were notified of the situation.
Wurzel was charged Monday with third-degree assault, disorderly conduct, threatening and first-degree reckless endangerment. He was held on $20,000 bond and taken to court Tuesday morning.
The outcome of his court appearance was unknown.