WESTPORT — A Westport man employed a knife during a fight in town, police said.
Around 9:15 p.m. on Jan. 28, officers were dispatched on a report of a fight involving a knife. Upon arrival, officers located two men fighting on the floor of the residence and, while separating the men, David Skow refused to comply with the officers’ command for Skow to place his hands behind his back, police said.
Officers eventually gained control of Skow, handcuffed him, and separated the men, according to police. The victim said Skow took out a large knife while he and Skow were arguing and then the two men struggled over the knife before the victim disarmed Skow prior to the officers’ arrival. During the fight, the victim sustained a minor hand injury.
While in the police vehicle, Skow slipped his handcuffs to the front of his body and was removed from the vehicle in order to be handcuffed again. Skow struggled with the officer attempting to re-handcuff him behind his back and resisted getting back into the police vehicle.
Once at police headquarters, Skow was charged with third-degree assault, interfering with an officer, risk of injury to a child — there were two juveniles present who witnessed the altercation — and disorderly conduct. He was released after posting $100,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in Norwalk Court Feb. 7.