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Wednesday, April 25 News

Couple charged after argument turns physical

UPDATE: According to the state's attorney, the case against Tara Engelman was dismissed.

A Charles Street couple was arrested early Sunday morning after a verbal argument escalated into a physical fight, police said.

Gavin Dignon, 43, was charged with third-degree assault and disorderly conduct, and Tara Anne Engleman, 40, was charged with disorderly conduct.

Police were called to the home just before 1 a.m. Sunday, and according to the report, Dignon threw Engleman on the floor four times. He also smashed and damaged several items belonging to Engleman, police said.

Engleman, meanwhile, damaged Dignon's lap top, desktop computer and cell phone, police said. She had minor injuries but refused medical treatment.

Dignon was released on a $5,000 bond, while Engleman was released on a misdemeanor summons.

Both were scheduled to have appeared Monday in Bridgeport Superior Court.