STAMFORD, Conn. — A Stamford man was charged with strangulation Monday afternoon, Sgt. Paul Guzda said.
The suspect, Terrance Dorsey, 29, of Stamford showed up at the mother of his child’s house, and pulled her out of her car, and began to choke her, Guzda said. Dorsey stopped and left when a neighbor came out and threatened to call the police, he said.
The victim who had an on-again, off-again relationship with the victim had “obvious injuries” to the side of her face and neck, but refused medical attention, Guzda said. She reported the incident at police headquarters, he said.
The two had been arguing Sunday night and Monday about custody of their child, 6, before the incident took place, Guzda said. Dorsey had went to work and returned to her house a short time later, he said. Dorsey was found at his Spruce Street home and was arrested, Guzda said.
He was charged with third-degree assault, risk of injury to a child, second-degree strangulation and second-degree breach of peace, police said. He is scheduled to appear in court Tuesday.