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Police: Man attacked, held woman against her will at Auburn home

Police say that on Wednesday around 10:12 p.m. officers responded to a domestic incident on Van Anden St. in the city of Auburn.

It was reported to police that Scott Kepler, 39, of Auburn illegally entered the victim’s residence around 6:20 p.m.- physically assaulting the person in the kitchen and living room.

During the incident it was further reported that Kepler struck the victim in the face and head- throwing a coffee, which hit the person causing additional injury while she was on the floor.


Police say Kepler stole the victim’s cell phone so she could not call 911, and would not let the victim leave the residence.

A short time later, he left that location, and about six hours later- was taken into custody.

Kepler was was found to be violating his parole and was arrested on a number of charges stemming from the violent attack that occurred hours earlier.

He was charged with first-degree burglary, second-degree assault, third-degree assault, third-degree robbery, third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, fourth-degree criminal mischief, and unlawful imprisonment.

The Auburn Police Department says the investigation remains active and anyone with information is asked to call 315-567-0073.



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