20-year-old Robert Joyce of Newton, Mass. was charged for allegedly assaulting a female Fairfield student he was in a relationship while he was a student at Fairfield.

According to Fairfield Daily Voice, Joyce turned himself in to Fairfield police headquarters on Tuesday, March 17 in response to the warrant out for his arrest.

Joyce was charged for second-degree strangulation and third-degree assault, according to The Fairfield Citizen.

The female student reported the incident to the Department of Public Safety on February 28, saying that the two had been involved in a relationship for two weeks, and that Joyce had been showing “increasingly aggressive behaviors,” said The Fairfield Citizen.

According to The Fairfield Citizen, the victim reported that during one particular encounter, Joyce “assaulted her and compressed her neck with his forearm, injuring her.”

Joyce appeared in court on March 18, and his next court date is March 26.

Joyce was the former News Editor of The Fairfield Mirror.

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