A Shelton man was arrested Thursday, Jan. 3, after allegedly bursting into a local home and assaulting his ex-girlfriend's friend the previous night.

Daniel King, 34, was charged with home invasion, first-degree burglary, first-degree assault and risk of injury to a minor stemming from the incident, which law enforcement says occurred sometime overnight between Jan. 2 and 3. The risk of injury charge was applied, according to police, as two juveniles were asleep in the house, where the incident occurred.

Police said about 5:30 p.m. today, Jan. 3, a 22-year-old male came into to police headquarters to report that he was assaulted during the overnight hours. The victim told police that he was sleeping over his friend’s house in Shelton, when her ex-boyfriend, identified as King, came into the house and barged into the bedroom while they were sleeping.

“The victim reported that King grabbed him out of bed and punched him in the face before striking him in the head with a firearm,” said Shelton Police Det. Christopher Nugent. “The victim was brought to hospital, where he was treated for his injuries.”

Nugent said that after being released from the hospital, the victim came to the police department to notify police of the incident.

“Shelton police quickly located King and took him into custody,” said Nugent.

King was placed on a $250,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in Derby Superior Court on Jan. 4.