A 40-year-old South Windsor man was arrested twice in three days after allegedly chasing his girlfriend with a hatchet, then breaching a protective order by sending her text messages, according to police.
Officers arrested Timothy McCarthy, of Dart Hill Road in South Windsor, early Tuesday morning. Police said McCarthy had gotten into a dispute with his girlfriend, then chased her with a hatchet and ran into the woods nearby.
A state police K-9 team searched the area and found him more than an hour later, police said. He was arrested and charged with criminal violation of a protective order, breach of peace, threatening and interfering with an officer.
After his court appearance Tuesday, McCarthy allegedly sent text messages to his girlfriend in violation of the protective order. He was re-arrested and released on a $25,000 bond.
McCarthy was due back in court today.
Online court records show he has been previously charged with disorderly conduct, driving under the influence and violation of probation, among other offenses.