Man arrested in Canterbury home invasion where woman assaulted - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Man arrested in Canterbury home invasion where woman assaulted

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Christopher Fitton was arrested after a home invasion in Canterbury. (CT State Police) Christopher Fitton was arrested after a home invasion in Canterbury. (CT State Police)
CANTERBURY, CT (WFSB) -

A Danielson man was arrested after police said he broke into a woman’s home in Canterbury early Wednesday morning and assaulted her.

An unidentified 24-year-old woman called police around 7:45 a.m. She told police 30-year-old Christopher Fitton had “physically broken in through the door” of her home on North Canterbury Road.

She told police that Fitton was armed with a knife and threatened to kill her. After damaging items in the home, police said Fitton “held the victim down and punched her several times.”

However, she was able to get away and ran out of the home. Police learned that Fitton “followed her outside, prevented her from calling 911 and eventually forced her to get into his vehicle.”

After being assaulted, police said the woman ran to a neighbor’s home and called 911. At that time, police said Fitton fled the area.

Troopers located Fitton in Danielson later Wednesday morning.

Fitton was facing numerous charges including home invasion, third-degree burglary, third-degree assault, threatening and interfering with an emergency call.

Police said Fitton has a criminal record and is on probation for three separate other criminal incidents.

Fitton is being held on a $100,000 bond. He is expected to be arraigned on Thursday.

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