Man Arrested After Allegedly Choking Woman, Preventing Escape

first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Stock Image JAMESTOWN – A City of Jamestown man is facing charges after allegedly choking a woman and preventing her from leaving a Bush Street address early Sunday.Jamestown Police say the woman attempted to escape the residence through a bedroom window, however, Antonio Hall, 26, allegedly pulled her back into the apartment, preventing her escape.The woman was eventually able to escape the house and made it to her vehicle, but was confronted by Hall. Police say Hall struck her vehicle’s mirror with a hammer, causing it to break.The woman then fled the area in her vehicle. Although, officers say Hall attempted to search for her at a house on Jefferson Street. Police say Hall was arrested while attempting to break into the Jefferson Street house.Hall is charged with fourth-degree criminal mischief, criminal obstruction of breathing or blood circulation, second-degree unlawful imprisonment and second-degree criminal trespass.Officers say Hall was taken to Jamestown City Jail pending arraignment in the case.last_img read more

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Local runners compete in 5th indoor track meet at UMaine

first_imgORONO — Runners from all five Hancock County indoor track teams returned to the University of Maine on Saturday for the latest Eastern Maine Indoor Track League meet.The meet was divided into two sessions. Ellsworth and Sumner competed in the first session, and Bucksport, Mount Desert Island and George Stevens Academy took part in the second.In the first session of the day, Ellsworth finished fourth on the girls’ side and fifth on the boys’ side. Freshman Margo Kenyon earned a victory in the girls’ 800-meter run for the Eagles with a time of 2 minutes, 33.08 seconds. Sumner’s boys’ and girls’ teams both earned seventh-place finishes.The MDI boys and GSA girls were the top Hancock County teams in the second session with second-place finishes. The GSA girls finished in the top three in seven different events.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textMDI’s Ashley Anderson set a facility record in the girls’ 200-meter dash with a time of 26.22 seconds. She also won the 55-meter dash with a time of 7.47 seconds.The teams will return to UMaine for the season’s sixth meet Saturday, Jan. 27. Ellsworth and Bucksport will compete in the 10 a.m. session, and MDI, GSA and Sumner will compete in the 2:30 p.m. session.last_img read more

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Abusive relationship ends in murder, suicide

first_img…husband slits wife’s throat, commits suicide…Police left victim alone with husbandA Corentyne, Berbice man turned a knife on himself after killing his wife of 15 years.Dead are Subrina Lakhan, 29, a housewife, and her husband, Ramesh Ramdeen, 42, a labourer, at Rose Hall Estate.The couple lived at Lot 101 Chesney New Housing Scheme, Corentyne, and had three children ages six, eight and 13.Scores of villagers flocked the Lot 101 Chesney New Housing Scheme premises where the couple lived with their three childrenThe couple were at home alone about 13:35h when the incident occurred.Investigations reveal that Ramdeen was an alcoholic, who had constantly threatened his wife and accused her of infidelity.Reports reaching Guyana Times indicate that the 15-year relationship was marred by physical and verbal abuse. According to a neighbour, she was at home when she heard the now dead woman shouting for her by name about three times. She said that she also heard Lakhan telling Ramdeen that she loved him and was not going to leave him.This newspaper was told that the couple on Monday appeared before Magistrate Renita Singh at the Albion Magistrate’s Court. Following the court appearance, the mother of three went to the Police Station and requested that an officer accompany her home, saying that she was scared for her life and had decided to go live with her mother. Reports are that the woman asked for the officer to be there while she packed her belongings. This publication was told that a female officer accompanied the woman, but left while she was packing.Guyana Times understands that while the woman was packing, Ramdeen told the officer that everything was “okay” and she could leave.However, as soon as the officer left, the man seized the opportunity to slit the woman’s throat. The woman’s screams caused neighbours to rush to the scene, but by the time they did, they witnessed Ramdeen pulling a knife across his own throat. The man subsequently fell and tumbled down the steps.Lakhan was seen lying on her stomach in a bedroom in the upper flat in a pool of blood with her throat slit, next to her was a cane-cutter’s cutlass with blood stains on it. The Police were summoned, and an investigation has been launched. (Andrew Carmichael)last_img read more

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