Cops: Man stuggled with officers, refusing to leave parents' home
Published 3:25 pm, Tuesday, January 13, 2015
A West Haven man who refused to leave his parents' home on Old King's Highway South faces charges.
Christopher Ryle, 50, of Ridge Court East in West Haven, was warned on two occasions last week by police. In the first incident, police said he was intoxicated around 6 p.m. Jan. 6 and police, after confirming he had money, advised him to take the train back to West Haven, leaving him at the Dunkin' Donuts shop near the station.
About two and a half hours later, Ryle's mother called police to say he had returned to their home and would not leave, police said. When officers arrived they spoke to Ryle in the kitchen, where they said he became agitated and combative. He began to yell for his mother, who went to her room, and despite police warnings he attempted to go down the hall to the room, according to the report.
According to police he raised his voice at officers and would not comply with their directives. One of the officers grabbed his shirt and Ryle reportedly yelled, "Don't (expletive) touch me!" He then attempted to grab an officer's shirt, and had to be brought to the ground by force and handcuffed.
He was informed he was under arrest, but continued to resist, according to police, who forced him to enter a cruiser. Police said he was not injured during the struggle.
Ryle was charged with disorderly conduct and interfering, and held on $250 bond, which he was unable to post. He was then transported to a hospital to get medications.
He has a court date of Jan. 16.