Man Accused of Attacking Dancer With 8-Year-Old Son Present

Police have arrested the Bridgeport man accused of threatening and assaulting an exotic dancer, who told police an argument turned physical after she refused to have sex with him.

The man’s 8-year-old son was home at the time, according to police.

Marlon Powell, of 416 Bond Street, told police he had left Bishop’s Corner Cafe, an exotic dance club, with some of the dancers and brought them back to his residence.

Police were called to the scene around 4 a.m. Tuesday following the report of a domestic incident there.

Officers arrived to find a scantily clad woman outside bleeding from a gash on her arm. She told police she refused to have sex with Powell and was cut after he pushed her into an object and threatened her with a gun.

Police followed a trail of blood back to Powell’s home. Inside, they found more blood and shattered glass from a broken cabinet.

Powell told police two other dancers had left earlier but the victim fell asleep on his bed. He said he woke her up and asked her to leave, but she refused and he threatened her with a pellet gun.

Powell said the victim started breaking things and injured her arm.

Officers found signs of a struggle and evidence of drug use, police said.

Powell was charged with third-degree assault, possession of a facsimile handgun, threatening, risk of injury to a minor and impairing the morals of a minor.

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