Man Accused of Assault, Kidnapping

A Franklinville man is accused of kidnapping and assaulting a woman Sunday in Olean.

Seneca Nation Marshals stopped to check on a vehicle parked on the side of Route 219 and found that 39-year-old Dean Pepper and a woman had been involved in a domestic incident. They called sheriff’s deputies who believe Pepper assaulted, strangled and kidnapped the victim in his vehicle in Olean, then drove to the Town of Carrollton.

Pepper is charged with assault, kidnapping, strangulation, coercion and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. He’s jailed on $25,000 bail.

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