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Frankfort man accused of pinning ex-wife against car charged with attempted murder

The man accused of hitting his ex-wife with his car in a college parking lot Saturday is now in police custody.

Posted: Dec 16, 2019 10:49 AM
Updated: Dec 16, 2019 11:56 PM

UTICA, N.Y. – The man accused of hitting his ex-wife with his car in a college parking lot Saturday is now in police custody.

Leslie Paulson, 55, is charged with second-degree attempted murder, first-degree assault, criminal possession of a weapon and menacing.

Leslie Paulson

The Utica Police Department found Paulson with assistance from the public after the domestic incident occurred in a parking lot on the Mohawk Valley Community College Utica campus.

Police say Paulson ran into the woman as she was putting her dog in her car, pinning her to the vehicle. He then allegedly got out of his car and made threats to her before fleeing the scene.

The victim is in the hospital in stable condition after suffering severe lower body injuries.

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