Threatening, Assault Charges for Heidi Lueders in New Canaan

Originally written by Mike Dinan and posted on sister site

A New Canaan woman already facing animal cruelty charges in a widely publicized case was arrested again late Tuesday following a domestic violence incident.

Heidi Lueders. Photo courtesy of the New Canaan Police Department

Heidi Lueders. Photo courtesy of the New Canaan Police Department

At about 9:46pm on Tuesday, Jan 29, New Canaan Police were dispatched to a Marshall Ridge Road home on a report of an incident involving two occupants of the residence, officials said.

Following an investigation, Heidi Lueders, 31, was charged with second-degree Threatening, Disorderly Conduct and third-degree Assault.

It isn’t clear what the dispute involved, how it turned physical, what was the extent of the victim’s injuries or how the two parties are related—police withheld details, characterizing the incident as a domestic matter.

A person is guilty of third-degree assault, according to state law, when “with intent to cause physical injury to another person, he causes such injury to such person or to a third person” or “recklessly causes serious physical injury to another person or “with criminal negligence, he causes physical injury to another person by means of a deadly weapon, a dangerous instrument or an electronic defense weapon.”

Lueders was held on $10,000 bond and scheduled to appear Wednesday in state Superior Court in Norwalk.