WILTON, Conn. – A Wilton man is facing felony charges after he and his wife were injured by a shot from a hunting rifle at their home on Grumman Avenue in November, police said.
Charles Garcia, 47, was charged Monday with first-degree larceny and first-degree unlawful restraint, both felonies. Wilton Police said a warrant for Garcia’s arrest was served at 9 a.m. Monday after an investigation into the incident at the home at 35 Grumman Ave.
Police said Garcia and his wife Michele, 39, were involved in a struggle over a hunting rifle on the morning of Nov. 26 while in the upstairs bedroom of their home. Both of them suffered injuries.
Wilton Police Capt. John Lynch said Charles Garcia was trying to keep his wife in the home and pointed the rifle at her. Michele Garcia grabbed at the weapon in self-defense when the firearm went off, he said.
Garcia spent several weeks at Yale-New Haven Hospital recovering from facial injuries. He was arrested after his release, police said.
Charles Garcia was arraigned on Monday in Norwalk Superior Court and his bond was reduced from $100,000 to $10,000 , according to the Norwalk Court clerk’s office.
Garcia is scheduled to appear Jan. 8 in Stamford Superior Court. Garcia was also issued a restraining order forbidding him from contacting his wife or being in possession of firearms.