WILTON — A Wilton man faces a domestic violence assault charge after a woman claimed he intentionally stabbed her in the neck with a hypodermic needle Sunday night.

Police say the woman believes and claims the needle contained a drug.

David Engler, 31, turned himself in to Police Chief Heidi Wilcox on Tuesday morning after she wrote a warrant for his arrest Monday.

Engler left the Fernwold Apartment on Route 2 after the incident, which occurred around 9:45 p.m. Sunday.

Cpl. Nate Bean of the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department and his canine, Diesel, were called in to try tracking him. They didn’t find him, Wilcox said.

Engler also faces a charge of domestic violence criminal mischief for the property damage done to the apartment, she said.


The woman, who is six-months pregnant, declined medical treatment Sunday night. She was taken to Franklin Memorial Hospital on Monday morning, Wilcox said.

As a result of the investigation, a minor child living in the home was placed in Department of Health and Human Services custody, Wilcox said.

Engler  was taken to Franklin County Detention Center Tuesday. He  bailed the same day on $100 cash.


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