Brandon L. Backus, age 32, was arrested Thursday morning in Seneca Falls after trapping a woman and a child in his residence two days earlier.
Brackus has been accused of physically stopping the victim from leaving the residence, as well as attempting to strangle her and holding a knife to her throat while threatening her. There was a child at home during the incident who was not injured.
Brackus was arrested on a warrant for harassment in the second degree, endangering the welfare of a child, criminal obstruction of breathing, unlawful imprisonment in the second degree, and menacing in the second degree.
He has been detained in the Seneca County Correctional Facility and is awaiting arraignment at the Seneca County Centralized Arraignment Court.