A Clinton man and his girlfriend are accused of assaulting his terminally ill mother and stealing her credit card.
Police investigated a report of a disturbance at a home on River Road in Clinton at 5:45 p.m. on Wednesday and said Albert J. “A.J.” Monaco, 23, and his 23-year-old girlfriend, Emile Blaine, of Bethel, accosted his 56-year-old mother, who is a terminal cancer patient.
Monaco, who lives at the home, and Blaine are also accused of ripping the woman’s credit card from her hands, causing bruising, police said.
Monaco and Blaine were gone from the home when police arrived and Madison police located them a short time later.
They were charged with third-degree assault on a disabled person, disorderly conduct, robbery in the third degree and larceny in the sixth degree.
Police said Blaine was in possession of several prescription pills, including methadone and amphetamines, and was charged with possession of narcotics and possession of a controlled substance.
Blaine and Monaco were held on $5,000 bonds and will be arraigned on Thursday in Middlesex Superior Court.
Monaco’s mother did not require medical attention for injuries sustained, police said.