Oneida Man Charged with Alleged Domestic Violence

On May 12th, Investigator Dustin Burke with the Oneida Police Department was contacted to come to the police department to investigate a domestic assault that had just occurred.  Upon arrival, Officer Burke spoke with the victim, identified as Rachel L. Smith, in the conference room of the police department and she seemed very upset.  Smith had visible swelling and cuts on her face in the eyes and lip.  She stated that she and her boyfriend, identified as Tyson A. Ryan, had been hanging out all afternoon.  They had been bowling in Somerset, Kentucky, then came home and went to the Roost for awhile.  Smith stated they had left and went to another bar because his friend was apparently getting into a fight, once there Ryan’s attitude changed.  She stated he took the keys from her and they had an argument and while driving down the road the argument escalated.  Smith stated Ryan beat the *explicit* out of her all the way down the road and told her he was going to dump her in a creek.  She stated he threw her phone and purse out the window.  Ryan admitted he tossed it out the window and stated Smith his phone out the window first.  Smith denied throwing Ryan’s phone out.  Smith’s purse was recovered on Coopertown Road.  Smith stated that at some point Ryan did choke her causing her to be unable to breathe and she felt like she would die.  She also stated that he hit her in head several times.  Smith stated once the vehicle slowed down and turned right on a road she jumped out and once she jumped Ryan “nailed the gas.”  Ryan was located at his ex-girlfriend’s Coopertown apartment.  Tyson Ryan was arrested and charged with Domestic Violence, Aggravated Assault by Strangulation and Interference with an Emergency Call.  He was transported to the Scott County Justice Center for booking.