Milford police responded to a domestic assault complaint in the early evening hours of Friday, Jan. 21, resulting in the arrest and citation of a local man.
The incident involved a separated husband, 33, and wife, 29. In an interview, the wife told police she was paying a male friend to take her son to and from school. When she went to pick up her son from a Speedway gas station on Jan. 21, her husband spotted her and later confronted her at their residence, accusing her of an extramarital affair.
An argument ensued. The woman told police she threw a TV tray at her husband. She said he then grabbed her and threw her to the floor and hit her in her ribs.
The fight continued on and off for 30 minutes, according to the woman, who told police that her husband tried to throw her out of the home and that she slapped and kicked him.
She told police she then grabbed a rifle from a bedroom and tried to hit her husband with it, but he put the gun away.
The fight then moved to the kitchen, where she said her husband allegedly hit her with an open palm across the cheek. She then left the residence with her children.
Police reported that the woman had scratches on both forearms, her upper chest and her right shin, as well as redness and minor swelling on her right cheek.
In a separate interview, the husband told police he put his wife on the ground so she would stop throwing things at him. He denied any other physical contact except trying to push her out of the house.
He was arrested for domestic assault and battery and was issued a misdemeanor ticket.