WILTON — A Farmington man is accused of choking his ex-wife and his teenage stepdaughter, and punching out a car window that sprayed glass over the occupants Wednesday at Kineowatha Park.

Ryan Nuzzo File photo

The ex-wife and a 2-year-old child were cut by the glass, police Chief Heidi Wilcox said.

Ryan Nuzzo, 32, of Farmington also was injured.

Nuzzo was arrested on charges of domestic violence aggravated assault and domestic violence reckless conduct. He was issued a summons on a charge of domestic violence assault related to the teenager, the chief said.

Initially it was hard to tell who was injured in the car because the occupants, including the 2-year-old and 6-year-old, had blood on them, Wilcox said.

Nuzzo, who was outside the car, allegedly assaulted his ex-wife by strangulation, Wilcox said. When his 16-year-old stepdaughter tried to get him off her mother, he choked her, she said.


NorthStar EMS ambulance personnel and Sgt. Chad Abbot assisted at the incident, reported at 5:15 p.m.

The mother drove the car with the children inside to Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington.

Nuzzo was also at the hospital, he said.

The injured were all treated and released from the hospital.

Nuzzo was taken to the Franklin County Detention Center in Farmington. He was being held without bail Friday until he went before a judge in the afternoon.

A conviction for aggravated assault is punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $20,000.  A conviction for domestic violence assault is punishable by up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $5,000. A conviction for reckless conduct is punishable by up to 364 days in prison and a fine of up to $2,000.

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