Old Greenwich Man Faces Assault and Strangulation Charges

On Tuesday night around 8:30pm Greenwich Police learned of a physical altercation that had taken place earlier in the day in Riverside.

Police say their investigation revealed that Richard James Lewis, 21, of Palmer Hill Rd in Old Greenwich had assaulted a female, strangled her, physically prevented her escape and prevented her from calling 9-1-1.

Mr. Lewis was charged with Unlawful Restraint 2, Strangulation 2, Assault 3, Interfering with an Emergency Call and Disorderly Conduct.

He was released upon posting $5,000 bond and was assigned a date in Stamford Superior Court on March 25, 2020.