Man allegedly breaks into town of Watertown home, chokes woman

WATERTOWN, NY — Jeffrey S. Kiggins, 50, Harrisville, was charged by Jefferson County sheriff’s deputies Tuesday night, Nov. 20, with second-degree burglary, a felony, criminal obstruction of breathing or blood circulation, second-degree unlawful imprisonment and fourth degree criminal mischief.

Mr. Kiggins is accused of kicking in an exterior door at about 9:00 p.m. Tuesday at 16283 Ives Street Road Extension, town of Watertown, belonging to Kimberly S. O’Brien, deputies said.

He allegedly pushed Ms. O’Brien to the ground and applied pressure to her neck while sitting on top of her making her struggle to breathe, according to court documents.

He was arraigned before Town of Watertown Justice Matt Porter who sent him to the Metro-Jefferson Public Safety Building with bail set at $15,000 cash or $30,000 bond.

Justice Porter also issued an order of protection for the victim.