Johnsburg A Johnsburg man has been arrested and jailed twice for allegedly assaulting the same woman repeatedly over a 24 hour period.
Gordon Ridenour, 32, was arrested by New York State Police for assault, criminal obstruction of breathing and endangering the welfare of a child for an incident on Aug. 27 at 111 Oven Mountain Road.
Ridenour was released by Judge French on his own recognizance after posting bail. Shortly after his release, he allegedly returned to the home around 7 p.m., forced his way in and assaulted the victim again.
According to Lieutenant Steven Stockdale of the Warren County Sherriff’s office, Ridenour had left the home when he knew law enforcement was on their way.
On Aug. 28, Warren County Sheriffs apprehended Ridenour at the same home sleeping in an upstairs bedroom. The victim and her three children were not home when he came back.
Stockdale said Ridenour is “not a stranger to the law enforcement community” and has a history of criminal behavior.
Stockdale said it is important for victims of a violent crime to seek help as soon as possible.
“Seek whatever assistance you can, these things only escalate not de-escalate,” Stockdale said. “This man demonstrated he felt the order of protection placed against him was merely a piece of paper, you can’t control other people’s, reactions only your response to it.”
Ridenour is currently incarcerated and remanded on $20,000 bond or $10,00 cash bail.
He will appear in court Sept. 5 at 7 p.m. to face charges of endangering the welfare of a child, criminal mischief, criminal obstruction of breathing and second degree criminal contempt, all misdemeanors, and second degree burglary, a felony.
For more information or to seek help people can call the Warren County Domestic Violence 24 hour toll free hotline at 793-9496.