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Police: Trumbull Man Arrested After Choking Pregnant Woman In Fairfield

Fernando Cortinhas
Fernando Cortinhas Photo Credit: Fairfield Police Department

FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A Trumbull man was arrested Saturday after he grabbed a pregnant woman by the neck and shoved her up against a car during an early morning argument in Fairfield, police said.

Fernando Cortinhas, 31, of Newtown Lane, was charged with third-degree strangulation and breach of peace after he threw and smashed an iPhone and then grabbed the woman outside the SportsPlex on Mill Plain Road shortly before 1:30 a.m., police said.

The victim told officers they were arguing because she wanted him to leave his current relationship, police said. Witnesses took her inside a nearby restaurant and called the police.

Cortinhas was released after posting $10,000 bond, police said. He was scheduled to appear in court Aug. 29.

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