An Auburn man is facing a handful of criminal charges after allegedly assaulting a woman at his home.
The Auburn Police Department reported on Monday that Earl J. Jackson, 35, was arrested at his 115 Genesse St., Apt. 2, residence Sunday afternoon after allegedly slapping and choking a 28-year-old woman.
Police said Jackson and the woman got into an argument over their children, and when the woman tried to leave Jackson slapped her in the face, violating an order of protection. Police said he then grabbed her by the collar, shoved her into a chair, and choked her by pressing is knuckles against her throat. Additionally, Jackson kicked a side-view mirror off her car.
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The woman was eventually able to break free and left with the child who was in the home. She called 911, police said. Police don't believe the woman sought any medical attention.
Jackson was arrested and charged with first-degree criminal contempt, a class E felony, for violating the order of protection in place for the victim. He was also charged with four misdemeanors: second-degree unlawful imprisonment, obstruction of breathing, fourth-degree criminal mischief and endangering the welfare of a child. He was also charged with second-degree harassment, a violation.