DARIEN, Conn. -- A Darien mother and her son were arrested after police said they got into a fight at her home on Allen O'Neill Drive last week.
Police said that at around 5:20 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 21, they received a report about a fight between the mother and her adult son. When they arrived, the mother, 41-year-old Samara Flores, said that her son, 19-year-old Luis Sanchez, had been forcibly entering bedrooms of the home and stealing items from her and other members of the family, according to police. This was in violation of a standing protective order, stemming from a previous domestic incident in the home, police said.
Flores had asked Sanchez to leave the property before she called the police, which he refused to do, according to police. When she threatened to call the police, Sanchez attempted to take her phone, but she was able to make the call, police said. She told them that Sanchez also threw a perfume bottle that struck her in the head, according to police.
When asked, Sanchez admitted to throwing the bottle, but said that Flores had grabbed him by the neck at some point during the struggle, police said. Flores admitted to doing so during the struggle over the phone, according to police.
Flores was arrested and charged with third-degree strangulation. She was released on a $500 bond and went to court the next day.
Sanchez was charged with criminal violation of a protective order, interfering with an emergency call and disorderly conduct. It was also discovered that there were four bench warrants for Sanchez for failure to appear in court, police said. Those warrants were simultaneously served during processing. He was held on a $50,000 bond.
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