Watertown man accused of choking woman, resisting arrest

WATERTOWN, NY —  Kevin T. Maguire, 32, of 728 W. Main St., Apt. 2, Watertown, was charged by Watertown police at 5:18 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29, at 595 W. Main St. with criminal obstruction of breathing or blood circulation, a misdemeanor, resisting arrest, a misdemeanor, and second-degree harassment.

Mr. Maguire is accused of placing his hands around the throat of a 35-year-old woman and squeezed until she could not breath during a domestic incident at about 5:14 p.m. Oct. 29 at his apartment, according to court documents.

He allegedly attempt to run away from officers after being told he was under arrest and refused to lie down on the ground to be taken into custody in the 600 block of W. Main Street at about 5:18 p.m. Thursday, police said.

He was held at the Metro-Jefferson Public Safety Building pending video arraignment.