Woman tries to call 911 but a man stole the phone and beat her with it, cops say

woman tries to call  man steals phone and hits her with it
Source: Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office, Mega

Sep. 28 2021, Published 7:34 p.m. ET

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A New York woman tried to call 911 after a domestic incident in a motel, but police say a man stole the phone from her and assaulted her with the device.

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On Sept. 25, the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office said deputies responded to a domestic incident call at the Sun Haven Motel in Moreau, New York.

According to authorities, 53-year-old Ivan E. Joy took the phone away from the victim while she was trying to call 911. Then, he hit her with the phone.

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The assault by Joy with the phone injured the woman, police said.

Joy was arrested and charged with felony counts of aggravated family offense and first-degree criminal contempt and misdemeanors of third-degree assault and fourth-degree criminal mischief, officials said.

He was also accused of violating an order of protection, authorities said.

Joy was arraigned and sent without bail to Saratoga County Jail, officials said.

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