Case continued for man who allegedly hit son with shovel
Published 1:44 pm, Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Kenneth Klenk, the 64-year-old man arrested on Jan. 14 for allegedly striking his son in the head with a snow shovel, received a continuance in his case until Feb. 23.
Klenk, of 1734 Oenoke Ridge Road, New Canaan, was charged with first-degree assault and reckless endangerment. He was held by police on $25,000 bond and appeared in state Superior Court in Norwalk Tuesday.
Klenk's 23-year-old son was taken by ambulance to Stamford Hospital. Police received a 911 call from Klenk's home at 8:25 a.m. from a person who requested an ambulance before hanging up.
When police arrived, they determined the victim's injury was the result of a family dispute and Klenk had left the scene.
Klenk arrived back at his house a few minutes later and was placed under arrest. Police indicated that the son's injury was not life threatening and that he was released from the hospital later that afternoon with stitches on his head along with a hair line fracture.