Police: Shelton man strangled, punched victim in domestic dispute

A Shelton man police arrested in May for domestic violence was arrested again July 21 for allegedly beating up and strangling the victim in another domestic dispute.

The victim told Shelton Police that she had locked herself in a room during a dispute with Robert O’Brien, 31, of Sagamore Road. O’Brien allegedly kicked in the door and began punching the victim in the head and body. He strangled the victim, causing her to black out, according to Police Lt. Robert Kozlowsky.

The victim was able to get her three month-old child out of the residence and flee, according to Kozlowsky. She called police.

O’Brien was later found by Bridgeport Police. He was charged with violation of a protective order, assault in the third degree, interfering with an emergency call, threatening in the second degree, strangulation in the second degree, unlawful restraint in the first degree, risk of injury to a minor and disorderly conduct.

O’Brien was held on a $250,000 bond and will appear in court July 23.

O’Brien had been arrested May 25 on charges including of assault in the third degree, strangulation in the second degree, and interfering with an officer.