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Police: Auburn man strangled woman in bathtub, endangered children in domestic incident

An Auburn man was arrested early Monday morning after strangling a woman and 9-year-old boy at the suspect's apartment, the Auburn Police Department said.

At around 1:30 a.m., officers responded to 86 E. Genesee St. for a report of a domestic dispute. Upon arrival, Auburn Deputy Police Chief Roger Anthony said, police discovered 38-year-old Raymond Kent Oxendine had attacked his girlfriend and a child at his residence.

According to the arrest report, Oxendine placed his hands around the neck of a 37-year-old woman, who ultimately lost consciousness. The woman was in the bathtub at the time.

"Raymond held the victim down in a bathtub by the throat, preventing her from standing up or removing herself from the incident," Anthony said.

After releasing the woman, Oxendine allegedly shoved a 9-year-old boy against the wall and grabbed him by the throat, strangling him briefly, police said. A 10-month-old girl was also present.

Oxendine was charged with second-degree strangulation, a class D felony, and several misdemeanors, including second-degree unlawful imprisonment, obstructing breathing and endangering the welfare of a child. He was also charged with second-degree harassment, a violation.

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