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Man assaults woman, takes baby

STILLWATER -- A Stillwater man is in jail after he beat a woman and took her baby Friday night.

On Friday, Stillwater Police responded to a 911 call reporting a physical domestic. They discovered a woman was repeatedly slapped, punched, kicked and choked while she was holding an 8 week old child in her arms. Jared Putnam, 21 of Stillwater, also damaged the woman's cell phone to prevent her from calling police. He then fled the residence with the infant. The infant was located by police unharmed shortly after the incident.

Putnam was located on the following day and arrested. He was charged with Criminal Mischief , Criminal Mischief, Assault and Endangering the Welfare of a Child following the incident. He was arraigned in Stillwater Town Court and was transported to Saratoga County Jail with $5000.00 bail. He was also served with an order of protection barring all contact with the victim and infant.
 
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