A Norwalk man was charged with third-degree criminal mischief, criminal violation of a protective order and third-degree criminal trespass on Monday, after he went to the city home he once shared with his ex-girlfriend, who had a restraining order against him, to commit suicide.
Police said around 8:00 a.m. Monday, thirty-five year old James Morris went to 8 Heather Street, where he used to live with his then-girlfriend and began punching walls and throwing items outside the window.
It is unclear whether Morris’ 33-year-old ex-girlfriend was at home at the time of the incident, but police said an anguished Morris began slitting his wrists with a knife.
Someone inside the home called police but when they arrived Morris had already fled the home. Police followed a trail of blood to a house on Tierney Street, but by the time they arrived, he had already left.
Several hours later, police found Morris at a home on Winfield Street.
He was taken to Norwalk Hospital, where he was treated then released into police’s custody, where he is being held in lieu of $50,000 bond.