Southington man accused of contacting alleged assault victim yet again

Published on Tuesday, 24 July 2018 21:05
Written by JUSTIN MUSZYNSKI

@muszynskiBP

SOUTHINGTON - A Southington man accused of beating a woman in March, when he allegedly held a knife to her throat and tried throwing her out of a window, was arrested Sunday and accused of contacting the victim for the third time against a judge’s orders.

Michael Lasek, 39, is charged with calling the woman multiple times and sending her 14 text messages, state prosecutor Ronald Dearstyne said Monday at Lasek’s arraignment in Bristol Superior Court. He did not divulge the nature of the messages.

This is the third time Lasek has been charged with violating a protective order since his arrest on March 20. After that arrest, he was ordered not to contact the complainant.

“What’s clear is that Mr. Lasek will not obey the orders the court issues,” Dearstyne said Monday, describing Lasek as a “dangerous” man.

He also said the victim has “extreme safety concerns.”

Lasek was ordered held on $75,000 bond, and his case was continued to Aug. 7.

According to police, Lasek on March 20 struck the woman in the face multiple times and kicked her in the stomach during a domestic dispute at the Residence Inn, at 778 West St.

He also choked the woman, according to police.

Police say he also held a knife to the woman’s throat and tried to throw her out of the room’s window.

The woman tried to call 911, but Lasek ripped the phone from the wall and hit her in the head with it, according to police. She later got away and was seen by hotel staff running down the hall with Lasek following her, police said.

The woman was taken in an ambulance to an area hospital with injuries to her face and head.

Lasek was arrested on charges of second-degree assault, second-degree threatening, second-degree unlawful restraint, second-degree strangulation, interfering with a 911 call and second-degree breach of peace.

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



Posted in The Bristol Press, Southington Herald on Tuesday, 24 July 2018 21:05. Updated: Tuesday, 24 July 2018 21:08.