Man ordered dog to attack woman during argument

Middletown police say Allen Walden ordered his dog to attack the mother of his daughter during an argument Monday (Photo provided by Middletown police)

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (WTNH) — A Middletown man is accused of ordering his dog to attack the mother of his 17-year-old daughter during an argument on Monday.

Officers responded to 394 Highland Avenue on a report of a domestic disturbance. When police arrived on the scene, they learned that 42-year-old Allen J. Walden, of Middletown, had been in an argument with the mother of his daughter over a tire in the front yard.

Cops said that Walden approached the woman “in an aggressive manner”, and she then threw a tire at him. According to the officer’s report, Walden then struck the woman in the head.

Walden’s daughter, who was present during the argument, ran inside of the house. Walden followed her inside, and then locked the mother out of the house, but she then kicked down the door. According to the police report, the girl’s mother has full time custody of their daughter, and Walden was in a “violent and intoxicated state.”

Walden allegedly began striking the woman again, and “commanded his 50-pound dog to attack her”, the report stated. The dog bit the woman several times before the daughter pulled the dog away.

Walden has been charged with third degree assault, risk of injury, and disorderly conduct.

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