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Man charged with assaulting wife, damaging her car with ax

Associated Press

State Police have arrested Ronald E. Dingman, 53, for allegedly choking his 53-year-old wife to the point she lost consciousness, and using an ax to damage her vehicle.

Posted: Sep 12, 2019 4:29 PM

RICHFIELD SPRINGS – State Police have arrested Ronald E. Dingman, 53, for allegedly choking his 53-year-old wife to the point she lost consciousness, and using an ax to damage her vehicle.

Police were responding to a domestic call at 499 Little Lake Road in Richfield Springs on Sept. 11, 2019, when they arrested Dingman. He’s been charged with second-degree criminal mischief, a D felony, as well as assault, criminal obstruction of breathing, menacing and criminal possession of a weapon.

Dingman was arraigned in the town of Norway Court and remanded to the Herkimer County Jail in lieu of $2,500 cash bail or $5,000 bond.

Police say the investigation is ongoing.

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