(CNN) - A former attorney to President George W. Bush was arrested Wednesday at his Connecticut home and accused of trying to kill his wife, according to the New Canaan Police Department.
Police said they were responding to a “panic alarm activation” at the home of John Farren, 57, when they were redirected to another house nearby. A resident there had placed a 911 call saying an injured woman was at her home after being “involved in a domestic dispute with her husband” at the couple’s residence. Police said they found the woman “bleeding about her head, face and body.”
Farren was arrested at the couple’s home a short time later, police said. His lawyer had no comment when contacted Thursday by CNN.
Farren was “charged with Criminal Attempt at Murder and Strangulation 1st degree,” according to a police statement. He was arraigned Thursday in Norwalk Superior Court and is being held on a $2 million bond.
Sgt. Carol Ogrinc, a New Canaan Police spokeswoman, confirmed that the 43-year-old woman was Farren’s wife. She “is in stable condition with head and facial injuries,” according to the police statement.
Former colleagues confirm that Farren worked in the Bush administration. An archived press release said that Farren was appointed deputy assistant to the president and deputy counsel to the president in June 2007.
–CNN's Mark Preston and Stephanie Gallman contributed to this report.
DV is not acceptable anywhere!
One never knows what trurly leads to this stress..but one can imagine perhaps the AG gave him a supeona....definately very stressed out.
So much for the "family values" crowd. I doubt that any conservative can utter the phrase with a straight face anymore. I hope Mrs.Farren recovers and that maniac goes to jail.
See kids, what happens when you get the notion that you are "above-the-law?" These people [& ALOT of others out there in the world] think that they are supposed to be given everything and not be accountable for their actions. A sad world we live in compared to 10-20-30+ years ago. No one is above the law but, many feel they are... Sam
I am grateful this woman survived. Most of the time they are dead by the time police arrive.
This jerk will be back on the street before you know it.
Just another example of how all these goons believe they are above the law!
Now, get Bush and Cheney.
Attempted murder and strangulation? Aren't those just Bush administration "enhanced interrogation" techniques?
that's a good start. Now if they can arrest Cheney and Rove they might be on to something.
Yet another fine example of conservative family values.
Typical Bush admin hack, trying to solve his problems with violence.
That's the Republican Party for you...first Reagan's grandson gets arrested now this, go figure.
wow whats going on with this story?
When is Bush going to be arrested for starting an illeagal war?
This idiot shoud have been in jail long ago, just for associating with Bush the war criminal...
...party of morals and ethics, indeed...
Gotta love those republican family values.
GOP family values. Wow. I hope he rots in jail.
Had he been an attorney for Obama, then FauxNews' flash would read:
"Obama's attorney arrested for devilish crime"
"YOU DECIDE: Did the president do enough to protect the victim?
FOX FORUM: Is Obama the antichrist? Some think he is.
No surprise, the entire Bush administration was filled with criminals...
Well, too bad Bush won't be able to commute this sentence like he did Scooter Libby. haha
All of his attorneys should be arrested.
Another Republican who can't tell God's anger from his own!! One thing for certain, the Republicans certainly do give us lots to chatter about on any given day!!
I am the last person to defend Bush, but why does his name has to be dragged in this mess. Look, this is a man who allegedly tried to kill his wife period. The fact that he was in the Bush administration has no bearing on the case as I am sure former Bush employees are no more prone to violence than others. I despite link by association. CNN, you need to quit. And yes, I am a proud LIBERAL.
And this matters because why?