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Woman charged with making bogus domestic disturbance claims

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WATERTOWN — Claims that a Watertown man choked and threatened a woman with a knife were fabricated by the woman, city police said Wednesday.

Ashley L. Carr, 23, of 420 Bridge St., was charged Wednesday with third-degree falsely reporting an incident and making a punishable false written statement.

On April 9, Ms. Carr claimed that Eric P. Daymont II, 23, of 314 William St., Apt. 1, punched her in the face numerous times, grabbed and squeezed her neck and threatened her with a green folding pocket knife. Ms. Carr originally claimed that Mr. Daymont told her he was going to kill her.

City police said Ms. Carr provided false information in the statement to police regarding the original claims. As a result, Mr. Daymont was charged with fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon, second-degree menacing, criminal obstruction of breathing or blood circulation and second-degree harassment.

He was arraigned on the bogus charges and was held at the Metro-Jefferson Public Safety Building on $1,500 bail. Police records indicate he is no longer in the jail.

Ms. Carr was arraigned on the charges in City Court and sent to the PSB on $1,500 bail.

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