ITHACA, N.Y. — An Ithaca man was picked up on a bench warrant over the weekend and charged with multiple counts, including strangulation and assault, court records show.

Thaddeus McClain, 30, is accused of attacking a woman at a West Village Apartment back in February.

According to court records, McClain entered a woman’s apartment and the two began arguing. The woman told police that he seemed to be intoxicated or on drugs when he began hitting her repeatedly and choking her until she lost consciousness for a short period of time. Throughout the assault, McClain allegedly also struck a young toddler while trying to hit the woman.

The woman, and possibly the baby, suffered from symptoms caused by the injuries days after the attack, according to court records.

McClain is charged with felony second-degree strangulation and misdemeanors for third-degree assault, two counts of endangering the welfare of a child, second-degree criminal trespass and third-degree menacing.

He is currently in custody at the Tompkins County Jail and being held on $10,000 cash bail and $20,000 bond. McClain is scheduled to appear in the Tompkins County Court at 2 p.m. Wednesday for a felony preliminary hearing.

Jolene Almendarez

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