A former Ansonia alderman could be sentenced to at least 2 and a half years in prison for assaulting the woman who was his fiance at the time, the New Haven Register reports.
On July 1, 2009, a Ida Lucarelli came home to a man hiding in the closet. He knocked her to the ground, covered her with a blanket and hit her with a baseball bat, police said.
She did not know at the time that the man was her husband-to-be, Keith Maynard. He was wearing a mask, the New Haven Register reports.
According to the arrest warrant, Maynard knew his then-fiancee was coming home from the gym when he put on a mask, hid just inside the front door and attacked her when she came in. He allegedly threw a white comforter over her and kept her from getting away.
Keith stated that there may have been times when he slammed her face onto the floor, according to the arrest warrant. Maynard wouldn't say why he allegedly attacked Lucarelli, but, according to the warrant, there was another woman in his life.
Four days after the attack, the victim and Maynard, who represented the 4th ward of Ansonia, married, the Register reports.
On Aug. 20, police arrested Maynard. This week, he pleaded no contest to second-degree assault and two counts of violating a protective order, according to the Register. He also agreed to a plea deal where first-degree unlawful restraint and first-degree reckless endangerment, charges were dropped, the newspaper reports.