STAMFORD, Conn. — A 28-year-old Stamford man was held on a $300,000 bond after being charged with beating and strangling his girlfriend in an encounter that left bruises and scratches on her face and body, according to the Stamford Advocate.
Anthony Dimaio was arrested Wednesday and charged with assault, strangulation, unlawful restraint and interfering with a 911 call, according to the Stamford Advocate. His girlfriend had come to police headquarters on Saturday to report that Dimaio had begun verbally abusing her the previous night before he started beating her, the Stamford Advocate reported.
She had bruises and injuries to her forehead, eye, lip, nose and jaw, as well as bruising on her shoulder and hands, the Stamford Advocate reported. She said Dimaio also had a pistol and rifle in his house, but when police went there they only found magazines and ammunition, no guns, according to the Stamford Advocate.
At his hearing on Thursday, Dimaio did not enter a plea but asked the judge to lower his bond, but the judge refused, according to the Stamford Advocate. Dimaio was ordered to stay away from the girlfriend and the couple's son, and to turn over any weapons he might have, according to the Stamford Advocate.
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