RANDOLPH – A Phoenix, Az. man was arrested Saturday after New York State Police said he grabbed a woman and struck her head against the interior of the vehicle, causing a laceration, while the two were stopped at the Randolph rest area.
Troopers charged Christopher Raymond, 39, with third-degree assault, fourth-degree criminal mischief and second-degree harassment.
Following the alleged assault, Troopers said Raymond and the woman continued east on I-86. Police said as the pair traveled, the woman was able to contact a third-party who called for help.
New York State Police in Broome County eventually caught up with Raymond and the woman, who was treated at an area hospital for non-life threatening injuries.
Raymond was taken to the State Police barracks in Jamestown for processing. Troopers said he was arraigned in the Town of Randolph Court and remanded to the Cattaraugus County Jail.