WPD arrest a domestic assault suspect in Winchester

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In a Winchester Police Department (WPD) press release they report that they have arrested Charles William Newman on malicious wounding charges.

The 44 year old Newman is accused of assaulting his girlfriend with a knife and kicking her.

The victim who was found on the lawn has been transported to Winchester Medical Center and is being treated for fractures to her face and spine.

Authorities observed a small child in the home with Newman in the 700 block of Kevin Ct. Winchester.

After demands for Newman to come out were ignored authorities including SWAT forced their way in and took Newman into custody.

The child was found safe and is now with family members.

Newman is being held without bond the victim was listed in serious condition at the hospital.

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Winchester man arrested for attempted murder

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On October 8th at about 9 am, the Winchester Police received multiple calls as witnesses watched Ernesto Newman assault his girlfriend on East Pall Mall street.

According to witnesses, Newman pulled the woman from her vehicle, pushed her down, bashed her head on the ground and strangled her while yelling threats on her life.

Newman then held the victim at knife point until releasing her once WPD arrived at the location.

Newman handed himself over after the officers arrived.

He is being held without bond on charges of attempted murder, felony domestic assault and felony strangulation.

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