DARIEN — Police charged a 54-year-old New Canaan man with trespassing after he allegedly got into an argument with his ex-wife.

On May 24 around 8:15 p.m., Jeffrey Sparks went to his ex-wife’s Indian Spring Trail home to drop off her child. After leaving, Sparks told his ex-wife he wanted to give the child an emergency credit card in the child’s name. She texted him and told him not to come back. About 10 minutes later, the New Canaan man arrived at the house and knocked on the front door. When asked, he said he was there to give the child the credit card. The ex-wife asked Sparks to leave and he refused to do so. The Darien woman told Sparks she was calling the police and he said, “Go ahead.”

After Sparks left the Darien house, police contacted him and Sparks told the police had not checked his texts before returning to the house. When he arrived, his ex wouldn’t let him give the child the card, he told the police. He said he didn’t think his ex would really call the police and when officers didn’t arrive, he left. He said he didn’t see the text until he returned to his New Canaan home.

Police issued Sparks, of South Avenue, a misdemeanor summons for first-degree trespassing. He appeared in court in Stamford on May 25.

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