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FRENCH CREEK – A French Creek man was jailed after Chautauqua County sheriff’s deputies found him choking a woman holding an infant in the road outside a home in the 700 block of Bakerink Road in French Creek about 9:20 a.m. Tuesday, authorities said.

Ryan M. Peters, 24, of Bakerink Road, also is accused of threatening the woman with a collapsible baton. Deputies also said they seized a cane sword from the home.

Peters was arraigned in French Creek Town Court on weapons possession, obstruction of breathing, menacing and child endangerment charges. Peters currently is in Chautauqua County Jail pending further court proceedings.