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Stamford man was charged with beating up his girlfriend

February 8, 2019

STAMFORD — A Stamford man was charged with beating up his girlfriend when he decided to take his PlayStation out of their home.

Sgt. Kenneth Jarrett said police were dispatched — with lights and sirens — on a report of a domestic assault taking place late Tuesday night on Court Street.

When police got there, the alleged assailant had already left, but the victim of the assault told police that she and her boyfriend Ronald Johnson, 24, had just gotten into a fight when he decided to take his PlayStation video game out of their home.

During the argument she said Johnson grabbed her and pushed her down to the ground and punched her in the face a couple of times. The 20-year-old woman had bruising on the left side of her face, swelling around one eye and was having difficulty breathing, Jarrett said.

Police kept an eye out for Johnson and spotted him the next morning while he was walking. Officers picked him up without incident and charged him with second-degree assault, breach of peace, criminal mischief, violation of a protective order, and failure to appear; he refused fingerprinting.

Johnson was also found to have a warrant for failure to appear in court. He was arraigned on the charges Wednesday and held in lieu of a $50,000 court-appearance bond.

jnickerson@stamfordadvocate.com

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