NEW BRITAIN - A New Britain man already in custody was served a warrant for an apparent domestic dispute in October in which he allegedly confronted a victim with a knife.
Jean Torres-Castro, 21, of New Britain was served a warrant on Friday, May 4 and charged with home invasion, first degree unlawful restraint, second-degree breach of peace, violation of protective order, second degree threatening and carrying a dangerous weapon.
In October, Torres-Castro went to the victim’s residence in the city where the two began arguing, said police Lt. Jeannette Portalatin. He grabbed the victim by the arm at one point.
The victim left and went to a friend’s house where Torres-Castro followed and entered on his own, said Portalatin. There, he forced the victim out of the house with a knife and took off with her. The friend then reached out to police.
The friend later made contact with the victim after she was dropped off at a Rite Aide, Portalatin said. Torres-Castro has a protective order against the victim.
Torres-Castro is next due in court on May 16, with $100,000 for this case only. He was not released from custody.
Charles Paullin can be reached at 860-801-5074 or firstname.lastname@example.org.