New Britain man allegedly strangles female after forcing his way into residence

Published on Monday, 13 January 2020 16:25
Written by Charles Paullin


NEW BRITAIN – A city man was arrested after allegedly forcing his way into a home, strangling a female, and damaging a door and TV in the process.

Corey Fairley, 20, of Belden Street, allegedly pulled the hair of the female victim and began choking her after pushing a door into the home she was in open, a police report for his arrest said.

Two friends of the victim, who were leaving the residence when Fairley showed up, ran inside to separate the two, the report said. One was able to get a hold of him after he hit the other in the face. The victim then ran into the bathroom and tried to lock herself in there.

Fairley became free and entered the bathroom when the victim ran to her bedroom, the report continued. She told Fairley she was not going to leave with him after he told her to get dressed and leave with him.

The two began to argue and Fairley grabbed the victim by her neck, dragged her to her bed and threw her against it, the report said. The victim said she couldn’t breathe at that point.

One of the friends entered the room and separated the two and Fairley left, the report said. The victim and two friends declined medical treatment when police arrived.

Police spoke with the two friends, who told a similar story of what happened, and added that Fairley rammed his whole body into the door to gain access to the home, the report said. When the other friend grabbed him, Fairley slammed into the TV and knocked it off its stand, one of the friends also said. The damages for the TV and door were estimated at $300 and $100, respectively.

Fairley was located arrested by other officers while police responded to the incident, the report said. Fairley said he got into a verbal argument with the victim but left before they escalated. He said he was “basically let in” and couldn’t provide further details.

Fairley is charged with second-degree burglary, second-degree criminal mischief, disorderly conduct, and third-degree strangulation/suffocation in the incident. He is due in New Britain Superior Court on Feb. 3 and remains in custody on $25,000 bond.

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Posted in New Britain Herald, New Britain on Monday, 13 January 2020 16:25. Updated: Monday, 13 January 2020 16:59.