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Darien Man Arrested For Assault At Southport Train Station

Adam Morton
Adam Morton Photo Credit: Fairfield Police Department

A Darien man was arrested on a warrant in connection with an assault in Fairfield earlier this year.

Adam Morton, 48, was arrested by Fairfield Police on Wednesday, Nov. 20, for an assault that took place on Sept. 21 at the Southport Train Station, said Fairfield Police Capt. Robert Kalamaras.

According to Kalamaras, the incident took place around 10:40 p.m., when a man was reported being assaulted by a white male while he was standing on the sidewalk outside of the Southport Train Station waiting for a car service.

Detectives reviewed the surveillance video of the area, which showed that shortly before the assault the victim exited the nearby restaurant, with a female friend and stood on the sidewalk while awaiting a car service. Although it was nighttime, the sidewalk was well lit and the cameras were able to clearly capture the incident, Kalamaras said.

At approximately 10:37 p.m., two couples walked past the victim on the sidewalk and entered a black 2018 Yukon SL registered to an involved party from Darien.

The vehicle pulled adjacent to the sidewalk on which the victim and his female friend were standing, and a white male later identified as Morton exited the vehicle and engaged in what looked to be a confrontation, police said.

The surveillance then showed Morton shove the victim who made several attempts to push back, until Morton began to punch him in the face.

The victim ultimately fell to the ground while Morton continued to punch him. Morton then fled the scene in the vehicle, Kalamaras said.

Detectives applied for a warrant and arrested Morton on charges of assault and breach of peace.

He was released on a $15,000 court set bond and ordered to appear in Bridgeport Superior Court on Dec. 4.

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