Man free on bond following report he allegedly held pen to neck of girlfriend during argument

Published on Tuesday, 17 July 2018 12:28
Written by LISA BACKUS


NEWINGTON - A Glastonbury man is free on $250,000 bond following a report that he allegedly held a pen to the neck of his girlfriend during an argument Friday.

A New Britain Superior Court judge on Monday issued a protective order barring Martin Conroy, 22, of 46 Broad Moor, Glastonbury, from contacting the woman.

Police were called to a local residence by a third party at 9 p.m. Friday who reported that a domestic violence incident was occurring at the home. Since the incident is considered domestic violence, police withheld the woman’s name and the address where the incident occurred.

Conroy is accused of pinning down the woman and holding a pen to her neck during an argument,

Sgt. Christopher Perry said. He was charged with first-degree unlawful restraint, third-degree assault, disorderly conduct and second-degree threatening in connection with his actions during the argument.

Conroy was also charged with interfering with police and assault on police officers when he became confrontational with officers after being handcuffed, Perry said.

He was released after posting $250,000 bond. Conroy has a previous 2016 conviction for attempted second-degree assault for which he received a suspended sentence and probation.

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Posted in New Britain Herald, New Britain, Newington on Tuesday, 17 July 2018 12:28. Updated: Tuesday, 17 July 2018 12:31.