Griswold, Conn. — Two men, one wielding a spatula and the other a belt buckle, were arrested late Wednesday after a fight at Hopeville Pond State Park in Griswold, police said.
A state Department of Environmental Protection conservation officer was dispatched to the park campground at 8:30 p.m. for reports of a disturbance. State police from Troop E Montville were already at the scene with two people in custody and one man being treated for a head laceration.
Cedric Eaton, 29, of 621 Bank St., New London and Nathaniel Ward, 31, with no known address, each were charged with second-degree assault. The men assaulted each other, court documents show. Eaton admitted he hit Ward with his belt and attached buckle. He said Ward hit him with a spatula, causing a large gash in his head.
Eaton was taken to The William W. Backus Hospital in Norwich for treatment. Both men were arraigned Thursday in Norwich Superior Court. Eaton, who also was charged with violation of a protective order, was held on a $2,500 bond. Ward was released on a promise to appear in court.