Delaware man charged with felonious assault


A Delaware County Grand Jury returned a five-count indictment against a Delaware man charging him with several felonies, including felonious assault and kidnapping.

Roger Allen Madison, 48, of 33 Greenhedge Circle, was indicted Friday and charged with felonious assault, a second-degree felony, two counts of kidnapping, first-degree felonies, domestic violence, a first-degree misdemeanor and aggravated menacing, a first-degree misdemeanor.

Prosecutors said the charges stem from an incident earlier this week.

“In the early morning hours of February 5, 2017, a Delaware Police Officer was flagged down by a woman in the area of North Houk Road and West Central Avenue,” said Delaware County Prosecutor Carol O’Brien. “She was in need of medical care and transported to Grady Hospital.”

Delaware police report that the woman said her boyfriend, Madison, forced her to stay in her room at the Greenhedge Circle Home. The woman said Madison threatened to cut her into little pieces and throw her into the pond and blocked the door when she tried to leave.

The victim reported that at one point, Madison pushed her to the ground and choked her to the point that she passed out. The victim said she was held for three hours.

Madison was arrested after the investigation and taken to the Delaware County Jail, where he is currently incarcerated.

Madison appeared in Delaware Municipal Court on Feb. 6 and his bail was set at $150,000. The municipal court case was dismissed by prosecutors after the grand jury returned the felony indictment.

“If you or someone you know is experiencing abuse and needs help, contact law enforcement,” said O’Brien. “Turning Point is our local organization serving domestic violence victims. They can be reached at 1-800-232-6505.”

An arraignment in Delaware County Common Pleas Court for Madison is not yet set. Judge David Gormley will preside over the case.

By Glenn Battishill

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Glenn Battishill can be reached 740-413-0903 or on Twitter @BattishillDG.

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