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Altercation Leads to Charges for Fairfield Pair

Two Fairfield residents are facing charges following an altercation on Charles Street early Sunday morning.

Gavin Dignon, 43, of Fairfield, was charged with third-degree assault and disorderly conduct and Tara Anne Engleman, 40, of, Fairfield was charged with disorderly conduct on Jan. 12 at approximately 12:52 a.m.

According to police, the two parties engaged in a verbal argument that turned physical when Dignon allegedly threw Engleman to the floor four times. Dignon smashed several items belonging to Engleman and Engleman damaged Dignon’s laptop, desktop and cell phone, according to police.

Dignon was released on $5,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court on Jan 13. Engleman was released on a misdemeanor summons and is also scheduled to appear in court on Jan. 13. 

Igor January 13, 2014 at 06:43 PM
Why weren't they both released the same?
Creeky January 14, 2014 at 08:44 AM
I'm guessing the assault charge ups the ante Igor.
MAC January 17, 2014 at 01:58 PM
I'm continually amazed and appalled at how supposed adults can behave so stupidly and violently. Does this come from drinking alcohol and losing common sense, or is it at least partly due to people not being taught when they were children, by their parents, how to properly manage their own behavior in response to disappointments, disagreements, jealousies, etc.?

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