A Farmington man is facing criminal charges for allegedly neglecting the health of a disabled person under his care.
Robert James Retallick, 47, of 312 Scott Swamp Road, Apt. 7, was charged with one count of cruelty to persons after the alleged victim was found in need of medical care by a third party. Retallick, according to a Farmington police press release, is accused of removing the victim's lifeline medical alert so help could not be summoned.
Retallick was taken into custody after he refused to allow Farmington police officers into his residence, and threatened that they would need a body bag if they entered, according to a police press release.
Police subsequently forced entry and found Retallick allegedly inflicting injury on himself with a large kitchen knife, according to the release.
"Retallick refused orders to drop the knife and continued inflicting injury on himself," the release said.
Officers fired a non-lethal bean bag round, striking Retallick, which caused him to drop the knife. Officers then took Retallick into custody. He was also charged with interfering with police officers.
Retalllic was transported to Hartford Hospital for treatment; he was released on a $100,000 non-surety bond. He is scheduled to appear in Superior Court on Sept. 26.
The alleged victim has been removed from the residence and is no longer in Retallick's care.