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City man charged after woman beaten

Report: Victim says she was threatened with gun by boyfriend

WARREN — Police responded to a domestic violence call that alleged a man was choking his girlfriend inside their home on Oak Knoll Avenue.

Officers arrived 12:45 a.m. Sunday to the sounds of the victim yelling and crying for help from inside the home, a police report states.

As police knocked on the front door, a man identified in a police report as Dayton Foster, 33, pulled back the curtain of the door before turning off the living room and porch lights. He briefly cracked open the door but immediately slammed it shut and locked it after officers announced themselves.

In response, police kicked open the front door. They saw Foster in the kitchen with a gun while he attempted to run into the basement, the report states.

After failing to obey commands to show his hands, he continued toward the basement. Officers used a Taser weapon twice on Foster, causing him to fall to the ground, dropping the gun. He was handcuffed as paramedics arrived, the report states.

Foster is charged with felonious assault, domestic violence and having weapons while under disability.

The woman was taken to St. Joseph Warren Hospital. She told police that when Foster came home that night, he was intoxicated, causing an argument that resulted in him punching her in the face several times and pushing her down the stairs.

She told police that the handgun recovered was used by Foster to beat her and he had pointed the gun to her head, threatening to kill her. The report notes she had a severely bruised and swollen shut eye along with bruising to her arms, legs and scratches on her neck.

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