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LITCHFIELD – A Torrington man was ordered held on $5,000 bond Wednesday in Bantam Superior Court for allegedly beating his girlfriend with a broom at a local Subway sandwich store.
Police allege Carlos Hernandez, 42, of 58 Woodbine St., pulled up in a dark-blue BMW and entered the store at 867 East Main St. on the night of April 27. He started sweeping the floor for no apparent reason, and then began arguing with the unidentified woman in the store, who called 911.
Hernandez brought the broom with him behind the counter, and took a swing at the woman and missed, police allege. His second swing struck the woman in the head and arms, police allege based on injuries they observed.
The store’s video surveillance was not functioning at the time of the incident, but police said they had enough information to arrest Hernandez a short time later. He was charged with second-degree assault, breach of peace and criminal trespass.
Hernandez, a tree worker, has a record of convictions for robbery, burglary and kidnapping.