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West Utica Street man arrested in beating of a woman

A 55-year-old West Utica Street man was arrested on a felony charge of second-degree assault and harassment for allegedly repeatedly striking a Laurel Street woman with a long stick during an argument outside his home Sunday evening.

John Allen was arrested for allegedly repeatedly striking the woman on her back and arms. After his arrest he was also found to be the subject of a Buffalo City Court arrest warrant in an earlier case. He remained in custody at the Erie County Holding Center Monday.