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Man Accused of Assaulting Ex-Girlfriend in Front of Her 2-Year-Old During Home Invasion in Shelton

Shelton Police have arrested a man from Monroe who is accused of forcefully entering his ex-girlfriend's home and assaulting her in front of her young son early Monday morning.

Officers said 34-year-old Scott Ralston showed up at his ex-girlfriend's home and began pounding on the door around 3 a.m.

The ex-girlfriend, who was in the home with her 2-year-old son, barricaded herself inside of the home by putting a couch against the locked door, police said.

According to officers, Ralston kicked at the door until he was able to get inside. Once he was inside the home, Ralston grabbed his ex-girlfriend by her hair, dragged her into the kitchen and hit and kicked her.

During the assault, police said the ex-girlfriend attempted to call 911, but Ralston grabbed the phone out of her hand and threw it across the room.

The entire incident happened in the presence of the ex-girlfriend's son, authorities said.

Police said Ralston then stole some prescription medicine from his ex-girlfriend's house before he fled the scene.

The ex-girlfriend was checked at the scene by EMS and refused medical treatment. Ralston was found at Griffin Hospital and was taken into custody.

Ralston is facing charges including home invasion, assault, interfering with an emergency call, risk of injury to a child, disorderly conduct and criminal mischief. He was held on a $250,000 bond and will appear in court on Tuesday.

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