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Sledge-hammer Assault in Bristol

A domestic disturbance at 79 Tulip Street resulted in three people getting injured including one being transported to Bristol Hospital.  At approximately 6:50 p.m. Sunday several Bristol officers responded to the incident and investigation revealed that David Buchelli,53, of 79 Tulip Street in Bristol had assaulted two family members.

A 47-year-old male visiting the residence attempted to intervene however Buchelli assaulted him with a sledge-hammer and a patio block causing  severe facial injuries to this male. The victim was transported to Bristol Hospital by ambulance.

Buchelli was arrested and charged with Assault in the First Degree, two counts of Assault in the Third Degree, Criminal Mischief in the First Degree, Breach of Peace in the Second Degree and Refusal to be Fingerprinted.

Buchelli damaged a vehicle causing an estimated $3,000 damages while at 79 Tulip Street.  He refused to let officers fingerprint him while he was being booked at police headquarters. Buchelli was held on a $100,000 bond pending his presentment at Bristol Superior Court Monday morning.

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