In three separate cases, three adults are facing charges for allegedly committing violent acts in the presence of small children. All of the cases happened over a two-day period in Jamestown.
The first occurred around 4 p.m. Friday on Grandin Street, when officers say Willard Apperson broke the windshield of a vehicle and a television set. Police say he then got into a physical altercation with a woman and choked her, all in front of a 2-year-old child. Apperson is charged with third degree criminal mischief, criminal obstruction of breathing and endangering the welfare of a child.
Samantha Kennedy was arrested for endangering the welfare of a child after police say she repeatedly struck a man in front of a 3-year-old child. Police say it happened around 2:30 a.m. Saturday in an apartment on Columbia Avenue.
Lastly, police say Wayne Wright, Jr. destroyed several items in a home and spit on and threatened to harm a victim who was holding two children, ages 1 and 4. Wright has a stay away order from the victim. He was arrested at a home on Willard Street around 11:30 p.m. Saturday and charged with first degree criminal contempt, criminal mischief and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child.