Cops: Riverhead Man Severely Beat, Choked Woman

Riverside woman suffered multiple injuries

A Riverhead man was arrested and charged with severly beating and choking a Riverside woman, police said.

According to Southampton Town police, on Jan. 5 at 6:10 p.m., police responded to a home on Ludlam Avenue in Riverside where a woman was severely beaten and choked by a subject known to her.

The suspect, police said, entered the woman's home unlawfully.

The woman, police said, suffered multiple injuries and was transported to Peconic Bay Medical Center for treatment. 

Shortly after, detectives arrested Richard Walker, 37, of Riverhead at the scene and charged him with assault in the second degree, a class D felony, burglary in the first degree, a B felony, and strangulation in the second degree, a D felony.

He was remanded to the Suffolk County Correctional Facility. 


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