A 47-year-old Darien man, who came home apparently intoxicated, held one person in a headlock while holding another by the neck against a wall, according to Darien police. Police described what happened with this account, including accusations not proven in court:
Sometime before 9:43 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 21, Patrick Gately of Hollow Tree Ridge Road arrived home and got into a dispute with at least one person, whom he held in a headlock. A second person tried to intervene, and Gately held that person by the neck against a wall. Police later determined that they had probable cause to charge Gately with second-degree strangulation on the accusation he held the second person by the neck.