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PD: Enfield man arrested for kidnapping daughter, choking ex-girlfriend

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John Moran faces several charges after he was accused of choking his ex-girlfriend and taking his daughter. (Enfield Police Department) John Moran faces several charges after he was accused of choking his ex-girlfriend and taking his daughter. (Enfield Police Department)
ENFIELD, CT (WFSB) -

An Enfield man is accused of choking his ex-girlfriend on Monday night.

Officers were called to a domestic violence complaint on Thompson Court around 9:45 p.m.

According to police, 27-year-old John Moran took his daughter without permission of his ex-girlfriend. After Moran forced his way into the home, he grabbed his daughter and reportedly said he wanted her and his ex-girlfriend to die.

While trying to call 911, police said Moran forced his ex-girlfriend to the ground and struggled while grabbing the child. Police said Moran grabbed the victim by the neck and slammed her against the wall.

Police said Moran took the child and fled from the home in a vehicle. The child was on his lap while police said Moran went to an address on Debra Street. That’s where police said they found him and the child crying outside the home.

Police confronted Moran, who ran back into home and slammed the door on police. Officers were able to force their way into home and take the man into custody.

Police said child was not injured, but she was just very upset.

Currently, the victim did not have a restraining order against Moran. It’s unknown if Moran had visitation or shared custody of the child.

Moran was charged with risk of injury to child, second-degree reckless endangerment, third-degree assault, second-degree breach of peace, second-degree kidnapping, home invasion, second-degree threatening and interfering with an officer/resisting arrest.

Moran was held on bond. He was expected to be arraigned at Enfield Superior Court on Tuesday morning.

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