An Auburn man was arrested Thursday after violating an order of protection against him, police said.
Ronald E. Ostrander, 28, of 35 Cayuga St., was charged with first-degree criminal contempt, a class E felony, as well as second-degree unlawful imprisonment and fourth-degree criminal mischief, both misdemeanors. He was also charged with second-degree harassment, a violation.
According to the Auburn Police Department, at around 5:30 a.m. Thursday, Ostrander got in a physical altercation with a 28-year-old woman at Oak Creek Town Homes. Police said the victim attempted to leave her apartment, but Ostrander chased her down and dragged her back by the arm. He then allegedly broke her cellphone.
The victim eventually escaped to a neighbor's apartment to contact police, APD said. At that point, Ostrander was taken into custody without incident.
Police said the victim suffered minor injuries and did not require any hospitalization or treatment. An order of protection had been issued against Ostrander in her favor earlier this year.
Ostrander was arraigned Thursday afternoon in Auburn City Court. He was remanded to Cayuga County Jail in lieu of $1,000 bond.