JAMESTOWN, NY (WNY News Now) – A 21-year-old Jamestown man is accused of strangling a woman in front of their children, before barricading himself inside of his northside residence on Saturday.
Around 6 p.m. officers with Jamestown Police responded to Stowe Street for a reported physical domestic incident.
When officers arrived, they were able to quickly get the victim, her two children and another woman out of the house safely. However, suspect Ronald Maund remained inside.
Maund, police said, was in possession of a pellet gun, knife and despondent.
Through an investigation, it was alleged Maund pinned the victim against a wall by her neck, choking her and making her almost lose consciousness. He also allegedly struck her and wasn’t allowing her to leave.
The alleged incident took place in front of their two children.
After negotiating with Maund, he was taken into custody and charged with strangulation, criminal obstruction of breathing or blood circulation, two counts of endangering the welfare of a child, unlawful imprisonment, obstructing governmental administration, aggravated family offense and resisting arrest.