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Deputies: Man choked woman, who had to use pepper spray, to flee Wayne County incident

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Deputies took a Baldwinsville man into custody on an arrest warrant after a domestic dispute investigation in Wayne County.


According to a news release, Austin Bierce, 29, was arrested for first-degree criminal contempt, aggravated family offense, unlawful imprisonment, obstruction of breathing, two counts of endangering the welfare of a child, and harassment.

The charges stem from an incident over the weekend where he choked a woman in front of two children and refused to let her go. She eventually used pepper spray to flee.

He was arraigned and will answer the charges at a later date.