DARIEN — A Darien mother and son duo were arrested following a domestic dispute allegedly sparked by the son stealing items from other family members.

Samara Flores, 41, called police to her Allen O’Neill Drive home Aug. 21 around 5:20 p.m. after she found her son, Luis Sanchez, 19, had been breaking into his family members’ bedrooms and stealing things. This violated a protective order against Sanchez that stemmed from a previous domestic incident at the home. Flores asked her son to leave the property, but he refused. When Flores threatened to call police, Sanchez attempted to take her phone and threw a perfume bottle at his mother. The perfume hit the woman in the head, but she was still able to call 911.

Police interviewed Sanchez, who corroborated his mother’s story. He added, however, that Flores grabbed him by the back of his neck at one point during their fight. Flores admitted to the allegation.

Both mother and son were arrested.

Flores was charged with third-degree strangulation. She was released on a $500 bond and appeared in Superior Court in Stamford Aug. 22

Sanchez was charged with disorderly conduct, interfering with an emergency call and violating a protective order. While at the police station, officers found Sanchez had warrants out for his arrest after failing to appear in court four different times on larceny, motor vehicle, and disorderly conduct charges. Sanchez was served those warrants and police set a $50,000 bond for his release, which he was unable to post.

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