Milford police arrested William Tripp III, 47, of Milford for allegedly striking a companion with a cooking pot during a disturbance at a Seaside Avenue residence on July 19.

Police say that during their investigation a computer check revealed there was an active protective order issued by the court prohibiting Tripp from having any contact with the victim.

Tripp is charged with third-degree assault, disorderly conduct, violation of protective order and refusal to sign fingerprint cards.

Bond was set at $50,000.