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Man indicted on count of attempted murder

BELMONT -- Ronald L. Brantley, 41, of Wellsville was indicted Wednesday on a charge of second-degree attempted murder.

Assistant District Attorney Keith Slep said an Allegany County grand jury also indicted Brantley on charges of first-degree criminal contempt and second-degree unlawful imprisonment.

Brantley is accused of defying an order of protection and choking a woman nearly unconscious in Wellsville on Aug. 12, said Slep.

Sheriff's deputies said Brantley is in Allegany County Jail in lieu of $25,000 bail.

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