FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- Fairfield police added a strangulation charge Wednesday, April 30, to the list of charges in the December arrest of a local man after further investigating the incident, police said.
Blake Warner, 30, of Fairfield, was arrested at court Wednesday and charged with first-degree strangulation after police found sufficient evidence to add the charge stemming from an incident on Dec. 8, 2013.
According to police reports, Warner violated a protective order and wrapped both hands around the neck of his wife and squeezed.
The wife told police she lost consciousness during the incident, but she didn't report it until April 18 after it was found that Warner had further violated the protective order and had been living in the couple's apartment on Old Stratfield Road while she and the children were away, police said.
Warner was charged at court Wednesday with first-degree strangulation, disorderly conduct, risk of injury to a minor and reckless endangerment. He was released on $100,000 bond and ordered to wear a GPS monitor.
Fairfield police say that in situations like this, they regularly monitor the area where the victims live to ensure safety.