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Wednesday, March 21 News

Husband and wife face charges after dispute

A New Canaan husband and wife both are facing charges following a Dec. 12 argument, in which he claims she tried to hit him with her car and she says he hit her and knocked her to the floor, according to police.

Michael Andrew Jenkins, 47, was arrested Saturday on charges of second-degree assault and disorderly conduct after his wife, Cheryl Ann Jenkins, 52, told police he hit her at the couple's 28 Raymond St. home two days earlier, according to the report.

On Dec. 12, she was arrested on charges of second-degree reckless endangerment and disorderly conduct for attempting to hit him twice with her car, according to the police report. She appeared in court Dec. 13, when she posted $5,000 bond.

A neighbor called police at 8:58 a.m. Dec. 12 to report that the couple was having an argument, according to the report. When police arrived on scene, the couple was still arguing. Police later learned from the husband and the neighbor that Cheryl Jenkins tried to hit her husband with her car as he walked east on Raymond Street, according to the report. Michael Jenkins told the officers that his wife accelerated the car toward him to the point that he had to jump out of the way, according to police.

At the scene, Cheryl Jenkins claimed her husband had hit her, but she "wouldn't elaborate or give a statement," according to police.

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However, on Saturday, Cheryl Jenkins went to police headquarters to press charges against her husband. She told police that her husband hit her in the chest area during the argument and knocked her to the floor, injuring her head and left ear, according to the report. She also claimed her husband kicked and punched her while she was on the floor, police said.

Michael Jenkins was arrested and posted a $25,000 bond. He was scheduled to appear in court Dec. 16.