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Man charged in choking, assaulting victim in Gerry

GERRY — The assault and entrapment of a woman has led to the arrest of a town man on Friday.

State Police in Jamestown report Casey Saeger, 33, was charged with third-degree assault, second-degree unlawful imprisonment and two counts of criminal obstruction of breathing and blood circulation.

Troopers responded to a residence in Gerry for a report of an assault victim. An investigation revealed that during an argument starting the night prior, Saeger struck the victim multiple times, burned her with a cigarette, used his hands to choke her when she tried yelling for help and physically prevented her from leaving the residence for over 15 hours.

Saeger was placed under arrest, processed at Jamestown, and transported to the Chautauqua County Jail, pending arraignment.

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