SCHENECTADY – A city man wanted on felony warrants was arrested after a brief chase following a traffic stop last week, authorities said.
One of the charges he faces alleges an August attack on an ex-girlfriend. He is accused of choking her and attacking her with a leash used as a whip, according to allegations filed in court.
Asar Brandow, 48, of Eastern Avenue, was arrested on multiple charges related to the earlier incident, including third-degree burglary, second-degree assault, second-degree strangulation and fourth-degree grand larceny, all felonies.
He was arrested the afternoon of Sept. 15 after a traffic stop in the area of Bailey Street and Shay Avenue. He is accused of fleeing from the stop on foot before being taken into custody on felony arrest warrants. He was charged with misdemeanor resisting arrest.
In the August case, Brandow is accused of illegally entering an apartment in Mont Pleasant, blocking the door with a chair and attacking his ex-girlfriend.
He further is accused of striking her multiple times with the dog leash used as a whip, resulting in the victim having difficulty breathing and welts, according to the allegations. She was treated at Ellis Hospital.
Brandow also was accused of using his hands to choke her to the point of unconsciousness, punching her, and taking several of her credit cards.
He was arraigned and ordered held on $25,000 bond, which has since been posted, records show.