A Port Leyden man is accused of trying to choke his girlfriend.
Lewis County sheriff's deputies say it happened during a fight around 12:20 a.m. Monday between the victim and 38 year old Joseph McNally at a home on Wildcat Road in the town of Lyonsdale..
Deputies say the fight was in front of an 8 year old child.
McNally was charged with criminal obstruction of breathing or blood circulation and endangering the welfare of a child.
He was arraigned in Turin town court and released on his own recognizance.