ST. ALBANS – Responding to reports of a domestic dispute, officers from the Saint Albans Police Department (SAPD) arrested a Fairfield man Friday night following a brief struggle that revealed the man was, police say, armed and in violation of his conditions of release.
According to an SAPD, police were dispatched to North Elm Street, near Lower Newton Road, after a possible domestic dispute was reported sometime around 6 p.m.
Upon arrival, an officer found a pair pedestrians – one male and one female – who were walking in the area. The male reportedly started gesturing at the officer, all the while swearing and screaming as the officer attempted to make contact with them.
The man was identified as Robert Lutz III, 36. He was advised that he was under arrest, according to the SAPD. Lutz allegedly refused to comply with any verbal commands and physically resisted the officer’s attempt to take him into custody, going as far as to bite the arresting officer during the struggle.
During the struggle, officers discovered two large knives and a taser “stun gun” on Lutz’s person, the SAPD reports. Lutz has conditions of release from charges connected to an armed robbery at South Main Grocery that prohibited Lutz from possessing a “dangerous/deadly weapon.” Those conditions also included a 6 p.m. curfew, something that the press release notes “he was obviously in violation of.”
Lutz was lodged at the Northwest State Correctional Facility for lack of $2,500 bail. According to the SAPD statement, he remained aggressive throughout his processing.
He was charged with aggravated disorderly conduct, assaulting a law enforcement officer, resisting arrest and two counts of violating his conditions of release. He is scheduled for arraignment Monday, April 9, at 1 p.m.