Man charged with assaulting wife

sawyerBRIDGEPORT- Police charged Matthew Sawyer, 27, with third-degree assault and second-degree strangulation after they said he attacked his wife while she slept.

Police said earlier Sawyer got into a dispute with his wife about his drinking and drug use. Early this morning police said Sawyer punched his sleeping wife several times in the head and then began to choke her. They said the victim managed to break free and called police.

Sawyer’s bond was set at $20,000 and he is to appear in court on Jan. 15.

Daniel Tepfer