Ithaca Police Department

The Ithaca Police Department has issued a press release regarding the arrest of an Ithaca man on weapons and harassment charges after an incident last week. 

According to the press release, just after 1 p.m. on July 31, police state that several officers responded to a location on North Cayuga Street after reports of a woman being threatened with a gun by her boyfriend. After arriving at the location, police found both the victim and her boyfriend, identified as Jon Ross, 36, of Ithaca. 

"The victim reported that Ross held her against her will, threatened her with guns, and subjected her to unwanted physical contact for an extended period of time," the statement said. "Further investigation revealed that Ross was in possession of numerous firearms,

ammunition, and other weapons inside his residence."

Police said the other weapons found were an assault rifle, two sawed-off shotguns and metal knuckles, all of  which were illegally possessed according to the release. They were confiscated, along with any other firearms and ammunition Ross had in his house. 

Ross was remanded to Tompkins County Jail on $5,000.00 cash / $10,000.00 bond. According to court documents, Ross is being represented by Ithaca attorney Joseph Joch. Requests for comment from Joch were not immediately returned but any statement will be added when they are. 

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