A Bridgeport man is accused of choking a Shelton woman, then threatening to kill her while her young children were home, according to police.
Police arrested 31-year-old Owen Mason, of Bridgeport, on Monday and he has been charged with home invasion, criminal possession of a firearm, strangulation in the second degree and risk of injury to a child.
The victim, a 31-year-old woman, called police early on the morning of Nov. 14 and said Mason had choked her during an argument, police said.
Once the victim called police Mason fled and police were not able to find him, according to a news release from police.
Mason went back to the woman’s home several hours later, broke in, pulled out a handgun and threatened to kill her when the victim’s 4-year-old daughter and 5-year-old son were home, according to police.
Mason fled again and police were not able to find him, according to police.
They did arrest him Monday at Derby Superior Court, where he was appearing on unrelated charges and detained him on a $275,000 bond.