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PD: West Haven man arrested for assaulting police officer

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Garrett Stearns was arrested after police said he assaulted an officer in West Haven. (West Haven Police Department) Garrett Stearns was arrested after police said he assaulted an officer in West Haven. (West Haven Police Department)
WEST HAVEN, CT (WFSB) -

A 31-year-old man was arrested after police said he assaulted an officer in West Haven on Sunday afternoon.

The arrest of West Haven resident Garrett Stearns comes after officers were called to 114 Elizabeth St. around 4 p.m.

Upon arrival at the home, officers spotted a man, who was later identified as Stearns, “had punched several holes in walls and broken several windows in the apartment.” Police said the incident had Stearns “bleeding from his left wrist.”

During the investigation, police handcuffed Stearns. But, officers needed to take the handcuffs off Stearns, so the firefighters could treat him for his injury.

Police said Stearns “became combative resulting with Officers struggling forcing him to the ground.”

During the struggle, police said an officer was “seriously injured in is leg.”  The officer was taken to an area hospital and was released on Sunday,

While searching Stearns, police said a kitchen streak knife was hidden in his pants.

Stearn was charged with carrying a weapon, interfering with police, interfering with an emergency call, assault on police and disorderly conduct.

He was released on a $100,000 bond.

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