Shelton police charged a 34-year-old Monroe man with home invasion Monday.
According to a statement from police, Scott Ralson began pounding on the door of his ex-girlfriend’s residence somewhere in Shelton at about 3 a.m.
The woman barricaded herself and her 2-year-old son inside the residence by putting a couch in front of the locked door.
“Ralston kicked the door until he was able to make entry,” according to police.
Once inside the residence, police said Ralston dragged the woman by her hair into the kitchen and beat her. Her son watched the attack, police said.
“During the assault the victim attempted to call 911 but Ralston grabbed the phone out of her hand and threw it across the room. Ralston then stole some prescription medication from the residence and fled,” police said.
The woman was checked by a medic on scene but declined to go to a hospital.
Ralson was arrested a short time later. In addition to home invasion, he was charged with third-degree assault, risk of injury to a child, interfering with an emergency call, third-degree criminal mischief and disorderly conduct.