Deputies say Deansboro man locked girlfriend, six children out of home in frigid weather

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DEANSBORO — A Deansboro man is accused of locking his girlfriend and their six young children out of their home in Monday morning’s frigid temperatures, according to the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies said David Ostrander, of Route 12B, got into a physical fight with his live-in girlfriend at their residence at about 9 a.m. Monday, despite being court-ordered to stay away from her. During the dispute, police said Ostrander forced the woman and their six children — ages 2 through 14 — out of the residence, then he locked the door.

Temperatures were well below freezing Monday morning, with severe windchill and several inches of snow.

Deputies responded to the scene and Ostrander was taken into custody. Ostrander is charged with six counts of endangering the welfare of a child, two counts of second-degree harassment and one count of felony first-degree contempt, deputies stated.

Ostrander was arraigned in court and was sent to the Oneida County Jail on $5,000 cash bail or $20,000 bond. He is scheduled to reappear in Marshall Town Court.

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