FORT EDWARD, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Authorities say a Fort Edward man is doing time in Washington County jail after he punched a woman while she was holding a child in her arms. Theodus M. West, 47, was arrested on Christmas Day.

According to a news release from the county sheriff’s office, West tried to run away after hitting the woman. He was found by sheriff’s deputies a short time later and taken into custody.


  • First-degree burglary
  • Aggravated criminal contempt
  • Aggravated family offense
  • Third-degree assault
  • Second-degree criminal contempt
  • Three counts of endangering the welfare of a child

West was jailed without bail. His next court date was not publicly released.