WENY News - Man Accused Of Burning Woman's Face With Cigar

Man Accused Of Burning Woman's Face With Cigar

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CORNING, NY (WENY) -- A man from Elmira is behind bars, facing felony charges. Police say he intentionally burned a woman's face with a cigar.

Ali Muhammad Jr., 20, is facing assault, menacing and weapons charges.

We're told police got a call for a domestic incident in Corning around 4:00 p.m. Sunday.

A 19-year-old woman told police her boyfriend, Muhammad, pressed his cigar into her face during a fight. She says she then drove to a friends house and called the police.

Officials took Muhammad into custody a short time later.

He was arraigned in the city of corning and is being held in steuben county jail on 25-hundred dollars bail.

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