Bristol man arrested on felony assault charge

Published on Tuesday, 10 October 2017 20:53
Written by JUSTIN MUSZYNSKI

STAFF WRITER

BRISTOL - A city man is facing a felony charge for allegedly assaulting a woman Monday.

Scott Taylor, 32, of 31 Williams St., has been accused of punching the woman - who has not been identified because of the state’s domestic violence laws - in the head numerous times. He is facing charges of second-degree assault, third-degree assault and second-degree breach of peace.

According to the police report, Taylor and the victim were lying in a bed together in his home in the early morning hours Monday and were arguing. During the dispute, Taylor allegedly wound his fist back, like he was going to hit the woman, and threatened to strike her.

The arguing continued until Taylor, the report said, allegedly punched the woman’s left eye and struck her four more times in the head, before grabbing her by the hair and shoving her face into the top of the bed frame. He then dragged her by the hair across the bed, she alleges.

The two went to bed shortly after the dispute, the complainant told police. Then, at about 9 a.m., as the two were sitting in bed, Taylor allegedly punched the woman in the nose, causing it to bleed, according to the report. He then took the woman’s phone away, preventing her from reporting the incident, the report said.

The woman, later in the day, was able to contact her mother before one of her parents called police.

When officers spoke to Taylor, he denied any violence between he and the complainant. He also said he saw the woman fall and hit her face on the kitchen sink, which is how she ended up with a wound to her face. Taylor was arrested and held in custody overnight. During his arraignment Tuesday in Bristol Superior Court, a judge set bail at $25,000.

Taylor has not entered a plea. He is due back in court on Oct. 27.

Justin Muszynski can be reached at 860-973-1809 or at jmuszynski@centralctcommunications.com.



Posted in The Bristol Press, Bristol, General News on Tuesday, 10 October 2017 20:53. Updated: Tuesday, 10 October 2017 20:56.