A 48 year old Waterloo man faces multiple felony charges following what police are calling a violent domestic incident Tuesday.
Emerson Tohafjian is accused of repeatedly choking a woman, threatening to kill her numerous times and forcibly raping her. Tohafjian is also accused of injuring a cat that was inside of a pet carrier he threw against a wall.
He is charged with rape and unlawful imprisonment, both felonies, along with criminal obstruction of breathing and cruelty to animals. An order of protection was issued on behalf of the victim. She and the cat suffered minor injuries from the incident.
Tohafjian was sent to Seneca County Jail in lieu of bail.