WILTON — A Wilton man was arrested twice this week for allegedly assaulting two elderly men who lived with him, including a family member and a veteran with post-traumatic stress disorder.

Brian Bitting, 36 of Wilton, was arrested at 9:25 p.m. Aug. 20 on a charge of domestic violence assault after the veteran reported to police that Bitting had abused the relative who had been living with him.

Bitting was released from jail on $250 cash bail the same day as his arrest.

Wilton police arrested Bitting again about 12:15 p.m. Wednesday and charged with him aggravated assault, after the veteran told police Bitting had choked him in a previous incident, Officer Brian Lynch said Friday.

Wilton police Chief Heidi Wilcox said in published reports Thursday that both victims are dependent on care and have limited resources. She told the Sun Journal newspaper, of Lewiston, the veteran was been taken to a shelter.

She said police were told the veteran’s dog was kicked across a room. She said the dog has been removed from the home until housing can be found for the owner.

Bitting is being held at the Franklin County Jail. His bail has not been set.

Lauren Abbate — 861-9252

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Twitter: @Lauren_M_Abbate

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