Man accused of choking woman, pushing child down stairs during domestic incident

WATERTOWN, NY —  Patrick V. Springer, 39, of 233 Furman St., Syracuse, was charged by Watertown police at 10:19 p.m. Friday, Jan. 14, at 229 W. Main St. with two counts of third-degree criminal mischief, a felony, a single count of second-degree strangulation, a felony, criminal obstruction of breathing or blood circulation, a misdemeanor, endangering the welfare of a child, a misdemeanor, fourth-degree criminal mischief, a misdemeanor, and second-degree harassment.

Mr. Springer is accused of putting both of his hands around the neck of a 40-year-old woman and “applied pressure causing her to have a stupor,” during a domestic incident at about 10:00 p.m. Friday at 229 W. Main St., according to court documents.

He is also accused of pushing a 12-year-old boy down a flight of stairs during the same incident, police said.

Springer also allegedly threw an iPhone 12 valued at $900 and belonging to the woman causing the front and back screens to break, police said. He allegedly threw an iPhone Pro Max 13 valued at $1,300 to the ground causing it to shatter and bend while she was attempting to speak with the Jefferson County 911 Center to request an emergency response, police said. This phone is also owned by the woman.

He was being held at the Metro-Jefferson Public Safety Building pending arraignment Saturday morning in City Court.  Police said there is also a warrant for his arrest out of Onondaga County.