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Police: Fairfield Man Faces Strangulation Charge In Early Morning Assault

Matthew Hernandez
Matthew Hernandez Photo Credit: Fairfield Police Department

FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A Fairfield man was arrested on assault charges early Saturday after an argument with a woman turned physical, police said.

Matthew Hernandez, 32, of Fiske Street, was charged with second-degree strangulation, third-degree assault and disorderly conduct, police said.

The victim said the argument began in the car after she had picked him up in Armonk, N.Y., at 2:30 a.m. because he was intoxicated and couldn’t drive, police said.

She said he backhanded her in the car, then pushed her into a tub while she was trying to draw a bath in his home, police said.

He then hit her lip, choked her and pulled her hair as she sat on a bed, police said. She told officers she was unable to breathe for a few seconds, police said.

Hernandez was released Sunday after posting $25,000 bond, police said. He was scheduled to appear in court Monday.

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