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Man Chokes Woman, Takes Cell Phone In Yorktown Domestic Dispute, Police Say

A Yonkers man was arrested in Yorktown for allegedly choking his girlfriend and taking her phone to keep her from calling for help.
A Yonkers man was arrested in Yorktown for allegedly choking his girlfriend and taking her phone to keep her from calling for help. Photo Credit: Yorktown PD

YORKTOWN, HEIGHTS, N.Y. - A Yonkers man is behind bars after he was arrested for choking his girlfriend during a domestic dispute in Yorktown on Monday.

According to a Yorktown Police Department report, Yonkers resident Jason Smith, 32, was charged with misdemeanor counts of criminal obstruction of breathing or blood circulation and fourth-degree criminal mischief after police responded to a 911 hang up call at a Yorktown home.

Shortly before 6 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 19, the Yorktown Police Department received a 911 hang up call, prompting officers to respond to an Oakside Road home in Yorktown.

Two officers responded to the scene, where they reported that during an alleged domestic dispute, Smith choked his girlfriend, preventing her from breathing and took her cell phone away multiple times to prevent her from calling the police or family for assistance.

Smith was arrested at the scene and transported to Yorktown Police Headquarters. He was processed on the charges and arraigned in Yorktown Court by Judge Gary Raniolo, who issued a temporary order of protection on behalf of the victim. Smith was remanded to the Westchester County Department of Corrections in lieu of $3,500 bail. He is due back in court on Thursday, Jan. 5.

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