Watertown man accused of choking woman during domestic incident, police say

WATERTOWN, NY —  Daniel P. Doolen Jr., 29, of 338 Academy St., Apt. 4, Watertown, was charged by Watertown police at 12:27 a.m. Saturday, May 9, at his residence with criminal obstruction of breathing or blood circulation, fourth-degree criminal mischief and second-degree harassment.

Mr. Doolen is accused of using both of his hands to apply pressure to the neck of Renee Gracey, 44, during a domestic incident at about 12:05 a.m. Saturday at 338 Academy St., according to court documents. He is also accused of pushing her to the floor and also taking a cell phone while she was attempting to contact the 911 Center for assistance, police said.

He was being held at the Metro-Jefferson Public Safety Building pending arraignment Saturday morning in court.