Police: man ran from, assaulted an officer

Christopher Ruffin (Police photo)
Christopher Ruffin (Police photo)

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (WTNH) — A Stamford man was arrested Monday night after fleeing Bridgeport police.

Christopher Ruffin, 42, of Stamford, is charged with second-degree burglary, assaulting a police officer, interfering with police, criminal mischief, risk of injury to a minor and reckless endangerment, and motor vehicle violations.

Officer Mark Martocchio tried to pull over a vehicle on North Avenue but the driver sped off, police said. He lost sight of the car, but witnesses indicated that the motorist had entered Route 8/25 southbound. Martocchio followed at a distance and called in locations to dispatchers, police said.

The suspect exited Interstate 95 on East Main Street before jumping out of the car and running into an apartment in Marina Village.

Lt. Brett Hyman arrested him there, after Ruffin allegedly threw a flat-screen television at him.

Ruffin faces charges including second-degree burglary, assault on a police officer, interfering with police, criminal mischief, risk of injury to a minor and reckless endangerment, as well as motor vehicle violations. Bond was set at $100,000.

His bond was set at $100,000 for an appearance in Bridgeport Superior Court.

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