An Oxford man is accused of striking a local teenage girl with a wooden axe handle during a fight that police said occurred on Sunday night, July 8.
Robert Faber, 19, of 79 Great Hill Road, was charged with second-degree assault and second-degree strangulation following the incident, which took place at a residence on Punkup Road about 7 p.m., police said.
The victim stated that Faber attacked her for no reason, hit her with a wooden axe handle and threw her to the ground before choking and biting her, according to a police report.
The victim was taken to a Griffin Hospital in Derby where she was treated and released.
Faber was transported to Waterbury Hospital, police said. He was held on a $40,000 bond, and he posted that bond after his arraignment on Monday at Derby Superior Court, according to the court criminal clerk’s office.
He entered no plea and his case was continued to Aug. 2.