STONINGTON — A judge has ordered a Pawcatuck man held on $100,000 bond after police said he stomped on his girlfriend's chest during a domestic incident in March, causing injuries severe enough to require surgery.
The man, Geoffrey Brett Slack, 31, of 71 Mechanic St., Apt. 2, was arraigned Tuesday in New London Superior Court on one count of first-degree assault. He did not enter a plea, according to court records, and was unable to post bond. He is being held at the Corrigan-Radgowski Correctional Center in Uncasville.
Slack turned himself into Stonington police on Tuesday morning after the department obtained a warrant for his arrest.
According to a summary report, officers began investigating after the Connecticut Department of Children and Families told the police on April 5 that Slack's girlfriend had suffered significant injuries in an apparent domestic incident.
The police said an investigation determined that on March 28, Slack stomped on the woman's chest as she was lying on the floor at his home, causing several broken ribs. The DCF was notified after she had undergone surgery.
Stonington police indicated in the summary report that Slack was the "father of her children."
The arrest was Slack's second in two months. According to court records, he was arrested on a DUI charge in Groton on March 14, in an incident that involved a crash. He was also charged with failure to drive in the proper lane, interfering with an officer, and two counts of assault on a first responder. He was released on a promise to appear, and has not yet pleaded to the charges.
Because of the March arrest, which violated the conditions of his release, court officials said Slack would need to post a $500 bond in the Groton case in addition to the $100,000 bond in order to be released.
Slack is due back in New London Superior Court for plea hearings in both cases on May 16.