SOUTHINGTON - A local man was arrested Monday for allegedly assaulting a woman who was holding an infant at a local motel.
John McGill, 40, has been accused of grabbing the mother of his child, shaking her and striking her, according to police. He also punched a lamp and damaged a shower rod during the dispute at Motel 6, located at 625 Queen St.
During the dispute, police said, the victim was holding hers and McGill’s 8-month-old child, who was not injured. The woman reported a minor injury as a result of the assault.
Police responded to the motel on the report of a man who was in the front office yelling and refusing to leave. Officers located McGill in the parking lot, still yelling at bystanders, and identified him as the rowdy client.
Police later discovered that an assault had taken place between McGill and the victim. He has been charged with risk of injury to a minor, third-degree criminal mischief, second-degree breach of peace and disorderly conduct.
McGill is being held on $20,000 bond and is expected to be arraigned today in Bristol Superior Court.
Justin Muszynski can be reached at 860-973-1809 or firstname.lastname@example.org.