Police arrest man for reckless endangerment

Matit Mazen was arrrested on Jan. 29 for reckless endangerment, five counts of risk of injury, five counts of cruelty to persons, and two counts of third degree assault.

Matit Mazen was arrrested on Jan. 29 for reckless endangerment, five counts of risk of injury, five counts of cruelty to persons, and two counts of third degree assault.

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.

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