The Southington Police Department located Mazen Matit, 45, at his Southington residence and took him into custody on Thursday, Jan. 29, at 6:15 p.m. Matit was arrested for reckless endangerment, five counts of risk of injury, five counts of cruelty to persons, and two counts of third degree assault.
According to a police press release, Matit physically assaulted and mentally abused family members on various dates during the month of January 2015. The investigation revealed that, at one point, victims spent a number of days in their residence with no heat because Matit refused to purchase heating oil for the residence. Four of the victims are minor children.
He was held on a $100,000 cash only bond, and he is scheduled to appear in court today.