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Charlotte Sena’s suspected kidnapper Craig Ross was previously arrested for strangling his girlfriend to near unconsciousness, DailyMail.com can reveal.

Hulking Ross, 47, had been living with his then-partner in April 2017 when he grabbed her by the neck and threw her across the room of the property they shared in Corinth, New York.

According to court documents obtained by DailyMail.com, Ross squeezed her neck ‘so hard she couldn’t breathe’, only stopping when she fell to her knees.

The records reveal Ross’s apparent history of violence, with cops fearing he would ‘seriously harm’ nine-year-old Charlotte after she was snatched from nearby Moreau Lake State Park during a family camping trip on Saturday. 

Craig Ross Jr, 47, was arrested after trying to strangle his girlfriend at their Corinth, New York home, six years before Monday’s arrest over Charlotte Sena’s abduction 

According to documents obtained by DailyMail.com, Ross’s girlfriend told police he grabbed her by the neck and choked her until she fell to her knees during an incident on April 21, 2017 at their home

The accused abductor was arrested on first-degree kidnapping charges Monday after a two-day search led authorities to a trailer parked at his mother’s house where Charlotte was rescued from a cabinet. 

Court documents from the April 21, 2017 incident detail how the woman, who DailyMail.com has decided not to identify, escaped Ross’s clutches by ‘twisting and turning’, before he threw her glasses at her in a fit of rage outside of the $127,000 property.

Ross ultimately pleaded guilty to second-degree harassment in the case, after initially being charged with criminal obstruction of breathing or blood circulation. 

Charlotte is now back with her family. She was found on Saturday in a cabinet in Ross’s trailer

He was also issued a restraining order against his former partner and fined $50.

In a statement to police, the mom-of-four described how Ross snapped after she had told him she would be spending the night somewhere else following an argument. 

She said she had been living in the property with Craig for over a year, with his son, then aged 12, and four-year-old daughter.

‘The day started off bad when Craig grabbed my son by the arm and told him he acted like a baby. I took my son and left to my parents’ house,’ she said. 

‘I came back around 4.30, and Craig and I went and got my glasses. The whole way there and back Craig was talking down to me. I had enough and told Craig I was going to get a bag and leave for the night.

‘When we got back to the house I packed one bag and started packing another one. Craig grabbed the bag and threw it, and grabbed me by my neck.

‘He was squeezing on my throat and it was hard to breathe and I felt weird. I fell to my knees and he let go at that point. 

DailyMail.com revealed that Ross reportedly suffered from multiple sclerosis and had just moved to the trailer on his mother’s property four weeks ago because his condition had worsened

A two-day investigation led authorities to the camper (pictured covered with a tarp) where they ultimately found Charlotte in a cabinet, unharmed

Charlotte’s rescue marked the end of an intense two-day search involving 400 people

‘I tried to get back up and he grabbed me again by the neck and tried to drag me across the floor’.

New York State Police confirmed that Ross was arrested at 5.30pm after the woman contacted authorities. 

He was arraigned at Moreau Town Court and released. The former girlfriend did not immediately respond to a request for comment by DailyMail.com.

Ross had a limited criminal history before being charged with kidnapping Charlotte, first being arrested in 1999 on a DWI case which helped lead to his arrest.

He was handed a conditional discharge after pleading guilty, and was handed a $325 fine, as well as suspending his license for 90 days, according to court records.

In 2016, officers from Saratoga Springs police charged him with aggravated harassment, though the outcome of the case is unclear. 

Saratoga Springs Police did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

In a news conference following this week’s arrest, New York Governor Kathy Hochul said investigators were able to identify a fingerprint from a ransom note allegedly left by the suspect she formally identified as Craig Nelson Ross Jr.

Charlotte’s bike was discovered by search and rescue teams down an embankment near this campsite at Moreau Lake State Park

Charlotte (right) as a younger child with her mother Trisha, father David and sisters

A red ribbon marks the spot in Moreau Lake State Park where Charlotte’s bike was found after she had been abducted

Law enforcement agents linked Ross to a property owned by his mother, made entry and found him in a camper at about 6.30pm.

‘After some resistance, the suspect was taken into custody and immediately the little girl was found in a cabinet,’ Hochul said. 

‘She knew she was being rescued. She knew that she was in safe hands.’

Charlotte was taken to a local hospital, as is customary, Hochul said, adding that she appeared physically unharmed and that she and her family have been reunited.

Charlotte’s rescue marked the end of an intense search. 

About 400 people took part in the hunt for the girl Monday, including forest rangers, police officers and firefighters. The search had expanded over 46 linear miles. 

Charlotte, a fourth grader from nearby Greenfield, had been riding her bike around a campsite loop in the park with other children when she decided to ride around one more time by herself.

That is when Ross is said to have grabbed her and taken er back to his trailer.

Source: | This article originally belongs to Dailymail.co.uk

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