1/16/2017 - PRESS RELEASE: Assault Suspect Arrested

Date:                    January 16, 2017

Re:                         Assault Suspect Arrested               

Issued by:           Det. Sgt. Jeremiah P. Marron Jr.





For Immediate Release



Darien, CT - On December 18, 2016 at approximately 1:00 am, Darien officers responded to Chez Ernie’s Café, 25 Tokeneke Rd, on the report of a fight in progress.  Officers arrived on scene and located one victim, a 51 year old Darien man, with severe facial injuries, and a second victim, a 51 year old Southbury man, with a minor injury.  Witnesses reported that the suspect had struck the first victim with a glass and then in an ensuing skirmish, struck the second victim with his fist.   The suspect had been escorted from the establishment by employees and had left the scene prior to the arrival of officers.  Both victims were taken to Stamford Hospital for treatment of their injuries.  Due to the extent of one of the victim’s injuries, the Detective Division responded to process the scene and interview those involved. 


On December 19, 2016 the suspect was identified as Christopher Aikler DOB 02/14/1973 of 42 Bayne St. Norwalk, CT.  On December 22, 2016 Aikler met with and gave full cooperation to Detectives.  On January 11, 2017 Aikler turned himself in to Detectives after learning there was a warrant for his arrest.  Aikler was charged as follows:

·         Assault 2nd Degree             1 count

·         Assault 3rd Degree  1 count

·         Breach of Peace  1 count


Aikler then posted a $15,000.00 court set bond and is scheduled to appear at Stamford Superior Court on January 23, 2017 at 10:00am.  The victim who sustained serious injuries continues to receive medical treatment