A Chautauqua county man is under arrest, facing multiple charges following an alleged domestic incident.

Troopers from the New York State Police barracks in Jamestown were called after receiving a complaint from the alleged victim about the suspect in the case, identified as 41-year-old Joshua Crist of Frewsburg.   The victim alleged "that while she was driving a vehicle containing Crist and three minor children, Crist struck her in the face during an argument."

In a written release, the NYSP says, "Further investigation revealed that the victim was the protected party in a refrain from order against Crist."

Troopers subsequently arrested Crist and charged him with the following:

  • Criminal Contempt in the First Degree
  • Harassment in the Second Degree
  • three counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child

Following arraignment Crist was brought to the Cattaraugus County Jail.  He is scheduled to answer the charges in court at a later date.

Regardless of the area in which an investigation or crime is taking place, anonymous calls, e-mail, and messages may also be left with Mohawk Valley Crime Stoppers by calling: 1-866-730-8477 (TIPS), by visiting www.mohawkvalleycrimestoppers.com, or by using the P3 Tips mobile app. All information received by Mohawk Valley Crime Stoppers is 100% confidential.

[AUTHOR'S NOTE:   This post is for informational purposes and is based largely on information received from the New York State Police.  Regardless of any statements or photographs regarding potential evidence presented or accusations alleged, the reader is reminded that all suspects and arrested persons are innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.  At the time of this posting no additional information is available.]

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