Assault Suspect Arrested Twice in 4 Days

Woman is accused of tearing out victim's hair and trying to strangle him.


Greenwich Police say a 35-year-old woman was arrested for the second time in four days following a verbal and physical argument that involved tearing out the victim's hair and trying to strangle him.

According to police reports, the first arrest of Skylaire Alfvegren, of 67 Valley Rd., Greenwich, occurred shortly after 4:30 p.m. Dec. 20 after police were summoned by a 57-year-old man who reported he was hit several times by Alfvegren. When police tried to escort her from the home, she resisted by "screaming, dragging her feet, kicking into the air and flailing her arms," according to a report. Alfvegren was charged with second-degree breach of peace and interfering with an officer and released on a promise to appear Dec. 21 in state Superior Court in Stamford.

The same victim called police again about 9:25 p.m. Christmas Eve and reported he was attacked with a pipe and that Alfvegren hit him in the head several times, "pulled the victim's hair out, choked the victim, bit the victim (on) the arm and broke the telephone the victim was using to call police." The victim was taken to Greenwich Hospital for treatment of his injuries.

Alfvegren was charged with disorderly conduct, interfering with a 911 call, third-degree assault and second-degree strangulation. She was released on a promise to appear Dec. 26 in state Superior Court in Stamford.

The police reports did not provide a motive for the arguments or alleged attacks.

hatfield December 30, 2012 at 04:07 PM
So when she kills him this time will she still be released with a promise to appear?
Donna Dreska December 31, 2012 at 01:39 AM
What I don't understand is how someone like this is allowed to be released back onto the street - Someone who is obviously violent and their violence is escalating. What if she'd had a gun, would they have locked her up then? What if this had happened in a home in Newtown..? I know our jails are at maximum now and they can't put every criminal away, but shouldn't law enforcement make the decision to put someone in jail if they've hurt someone - not once but twice? I just don't get it, when do we start protecting the public?!?
Judge Crater December 31, 2012 at 04:58 PM
So This Court; understands, Ms. Defendant, the Complainant got your dander up, so you decided to wing him to smarten him up, is that right? And you forgot the combination to your gun safe because you had too much egg nog, so you hit him with a pipe, pulled out his hair and choked him because you love him and invited him back, is that right? Ms. Defendant, please control yourself, stop rattling your shackles and answer This Court's questions. Order in the Court. Bailiff, please restrain the defendant. We will now take a brief recess while the EMT's apply first aid to the Bailiff. Defense Counsel will please wipe away the foam on your client's mouth. Order in the Court!


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