Darien police charged a husband and wife with disorderly conduct in connection with a Nov. 27 incident in which an argument "escalated into a minor physical altercation," police said.
Police gave this account in a news release and in an arrest warrant application filed in state Superior Court in Stamford:
The wife went to police on Dec. 1 to inform them her husband had bruised her arms when he held her down. She said she simply wanted to inform police, not get her husband arrested, but police then opened an investigation and asked to speak with her husband.
The husband admitted he had held her briefly, and the wife admitted she had hurt her husband and ripped his shirt. Neither spouse required any medical treatment.
Police applied for and received an arrest warrant, and both the husband and wife were arrested and then released on written promises to appear Dec. 6 in court.
Editor's note: Darien Patch normally does not publish names of those arrested in domestic violence incidents unless very serious injuries result or the dispute takes place in public.