TRUMBULL, Conn. -- A Norwalk man was arrested on felony charges after police said he assaulted his girlfriend in Trumbull on Halloween night.
Trumbull Police met with the girlfriend at a relative's home on Tuesday, Oct. 31, and she had visible cuts and bruises on her face, police said. The woman said that she and 36-year-old Richard Salazar of Norwalk had been at the home for Halloween, and that Salazar was drinking heavily, according to police.
Salazar accused her of sleeping with other men, and threw her across the room, according to police. He then punched her several times in the face and hit her with his cell phone as she tried to get away with him, police said. At one point, she tried to hide in the closet, but he opened the door and continued hitting her until she was able to lock herself in a bathroom, according to police. At that point, Salazar left the home. The girlfriend declined medical attention, police said.
Trumbull Police and other departments began checking known addresses for Salazar, but were unable to locate him that night. A felony arrest warrant was issued for him, and he turned himself in to police on Nov. 2.
Salazar was charged with first-degree unlawful restraint, second-degree assault, and disorderly conduct. He was released on a $50,000 bond and went to court on Nov. 3.
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