Man accused of punching, choking Watertown woman during domestic incident, police say

WATERTOWN, NY —  Kenneth W. Miller Jr., 38, of 117 Riverscape Dr., Fulton, was charged by Watertown police at 10:10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 28, at the Metro-Jefferson Public Safety Building with first-degree criminal contempt, a felony, criminal obstruction of breathing or blood circulation, fourth-degree criminal mischief, third-degree assault, and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child.

He is accused of violating the terms of a Rome City Court order of protection when he punched the protected party, April L. Kleppang, 36, several times in her face and head causing a bloody nose, swelling above her eye and contusions to her head at about 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27, at 148 Maywood Terrace, according to court documents. Mr. Robison is additionally accused of grabbing her by the throat with his hands and applied pressure, police said. He also allegedly damaged a door and threw a shelf down stairs in close proximity to two children, ages 2 and 3, during a domestic incident, police said.

He was being held pending arraignment Monday afternoon in City Court.