The father who is accused of abducting his 7-year-old son in Trumbull and prompting an Amber Alert is due back in court on April 26.
Rodolfo Revello, 43, pleased not guilty. During a recent court appearance, a judge issued a protective order for him to stay 2,500 feet away from his son and ex-wife.
U.S. Marshals arrested Revello in the Bronx, New York, around a week and a half after he allegedly beat his ex-wife at her Trumbull home, then took his son, Ariel.
According to police, Rodolfo Revello forced his way into his son's mother's home early on the morning of Saturday, March 12.
The woman said she woke to find him near her bed and he began choking and biting her.
The assault felt like it "lasted forever," she said, and Revello grabbed a knife from the kitchen at one point, but his 18-year-old stepson.disarmed him.
The mother said Revello came back at her once again and she jumped out a second-floor bedroom window to the hard ground below to escape.
Revello is accused of then taking jewelry and several thousand dollars in cash, then driving away with his 7-year-old son.
That prompted an Amber Alert in Connecticut and New York and Ariel was found safe in Queens later that night, police said.
According to police, Revello, who has a criminal record, did have visitation rights with his son while the mother would be at work.
He has been charged with second-degree kidnapping, second-degree larceny, criminal violation of a restraining order, second-degree strangulation, second-degree assault, second-degree threatening, second-degree criminal mischief and disorderly conduct.
A judge ordered protective orders for the two victims, which require Revello to stay 2,500 feet away from them.