NEW BRITAIN - A Meriden woman was charged with first-degree assault Thursday in connection with an alleged attack on another woman with a wine bottle in April.
Ivona Patrick, 27, of 71 Catlin St., was partying with a few others at a New Britain apartment on April 28 when another woman yelled at her for dancing inappropriately, the warrant for Patrick’s arrest said.
During an exchange of words, at about 2 a.m., Patrick grabbed a wine bottle and hit the other woman in the face, police said.
Both women were heavily intoxicated at the time, witnesses told police.
The victim bled profusely from gashes on her eye, face and mouth, the warrant said. She couldn’t stop the bleeding and went to a hospital, but didn’t report the incident to police until April 30, officers said.
Police went to the apartment after the report was made and found blood on the floor and the broken wine bottle, the warrant said.
The gash on the victim’s eye was so serious that she needed surgery on May 2, police said.
Patrick turned herself in Thursday morning to face an arrest warrant charging her with first-degree assault. During her arraignment, a New Britain Superior Court judge told Patrick, who was freed on $35,000 bond, not to have contact the victim or be arrested again while the case is pending.
Lisa Backus can be reached at 860-801-5066 or Lbackus@centralctcommunications.com.