BRISTOL – A city man arrested Tuesday was involved in two domestic violence incidents within an hour of one another, allegedly threatening a man in one of the instances and throwing a knife at a woman in the other.
Carlos Santana, 47, of 29 Lincoln Place, faces charges of second-degree assault, second-degree threatening, first-degree reckless endangerment, second-degree breach of peace and disorderly conduct.
According to police reports, officers were first called to a Bristol apartment around 9:52 p.m. after Santana allegedly entered a woman’s unit and asked to speak with her. The woman said she was with her new boyfriend, and that Santana had previously lived in the apartment, reports said. He still has keys to the unit.
Upon speaking with the woman, according to the police reports, Santana allegedly held a knife to the woman’s chest and threatened her new boyfriend.
“I’m going to kill him,” Santana allegedly said, according to police. “I won’t hurt you, but I’m going to kill him.”
Santana then left the apartment complex.
Police were called again around 10:41 p.m., this time after Santana was involved in another domestic. The victim in that case said he had been helping her move out of his home when they suddenly began arguing.
According to police reports, Santana grabbed a large kitchen knife, held it against his neck and said he was going to kill himself. The victim said she attempted to leave the kitchen to let him cool down when he grabbed another large knife and threw it at her, the police reports state. The knife struck the back of the woman’s ankle, leaving a small cut.
The woman then left the home and waited for police to arrive. She declined medical attention.
Santana was held overnight and arraigned Wednesday in Bristol Superior Court, where he was ordered held on $2,000 bond. Court officials said Santana in 2000 was convicted of third-degree assault and disorderly conduct. Prior to that, officials said, he was convicted of trespassing and breach of peace.
Santana is being held in custody and is due back in court on July 12.
Justin Muszynski can be reached at 860-973-1809 or firstname.lastname@example.org.