Derek Campbell Franklin County Detention Center

WILTON — A local man is accused of choking a family member and punching her in the face at least four times before she could get away.

The woman, who is not a household member, reported the assault to police Wednesday, Police Chief Heidi Wilcox said Friday.

Wilcox arrested Derek S. Campbell, 33, on Thursday on charges of aggravated assault and violation of condition of release. Wilcox also issued a summons on a charge of operating a vehicle after suspension.

There is a probation hold on Campbell at the Franklin County Detention Center in Farmington.

Campbell was out on bail on charges of criminal mischief and obstructing the report of the crime, according to Wilcox’s affidavit filed with the court.

The woman who accused Campbell did not need medical attention, police said.

A conviction for aggravated assault charge is punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $20,000. Convictions for violating bail and operating after suspension are each punishable by up to six months in jail and a fine of up to $1,000.

Campbell remained at the jail Friday.

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