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Police: RTM Member, 73, Kicks Wife in Face, Breaks Jaw

An argument between RTM Member Robert George and his wife turned violent, resulting in the husband's arrest, police said.

Police: RTM Member, 73, Kicks Wife in Face, Breaks Jaw
Update 8:19 a.m., Wednesday:

Robert George, who was arrested in this incident, is a District 3 member of the Representative Town Committee and previously chairman of the town's ( now defunct) EMS [Emergency Medical Services] Review Committee.

Original article, Tuesday:

A 73-year-old Stephanie Lane man first struck his wife in the back so hard she fell to the floor, then kicked her in the face five times, breaking her jaw, police said.

Darien police gave this account (an accusation not proven in court) of the incident:

The reason for the attack: The victim said she thought her husband, Robert George, needed to see a substance abuse counselor and was trying to contact one.

Police said the attack occurred at about 2 p.m. on March 10. The woman called her son and told him of the incident. She took pictures of her injuries that day.

The next day, she went to see a doctor, who told her that her jaw was fractured on the left side. Two of her teeth were also loose.

Eight days after the attack, on March 18, the woman went to Darien police to tell them of the incident. By that point, her husband had checked himself in at Silver Hill Hospital in New Canaan.

Darien police applied for an arrest warrant, which a judge approved. On March 27, police went to the hospital and arrested George on charges of third-degree assault on an elderly victim, second-degree threatening and disorderly conduct.

(According to the Connecticut Judicial Branch website, George is accused of threatening on Feb. 1. Police did not give information on that incident.)

George posted $50,000 bond and appeared March 28 in state Superior Court in Stamford.

George has no prior criminal history and no previous protective orders. He was issued a protective order barring him from being at the house on Stephanie Lane.

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