Grand jury indicts Austintown man on charges that he attacked girlfriend

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The latest incident James Kennedy faces charges for occured just before he was to serve a jail sentence for another matter

James Kennedy, III, charged with felonious assault and domestic violence in Austintown, Ohio.

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) — An Austintown faces felonious assault and domestic violence charges for what police said was an attack on his girlfriend.

James Kennedy, 33, of Weston Avenue in Austintown, was indicted Thursday by a Mahoning County grand jury on two counts of felonious assault, felony domestic violence and violation of a protection order.

That incident happened just before Kennedy was to begin serving a five-day jail sentence on an unrelated matter. Reports said he punched and choked his girlfriend.

Kennedy has been in the county jail since his arrest in that case.

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