Watertown man facing charges after domestic incident, police say

WATERTOWN, NY — Corey M. Aldrich, 27, of 1737 Burns Ave., Apt. B, Watertown, was charged by Watertown police at 8:14 p.m. Sunday, March 31, at 1737 Burns Ave. with first-degree criminal contempt, a felony, criminal obstruction of breathing or blood circulation, a misdemeanor, and second-degree harassment following a domestic incident.

He is accused of violating the terms of a Family Court order of protection when he punched the protected party, a 26-year-old woman, and shoved her face into a couch cushion holding her in this position to the point she was unable to breathe for approximately 20 seconds at about 1:59 a.m. Sunday at their apartment, according to court documents.

He was arraigned before City Judge Eugene R. Renzi who sent him to the Metro-Jefferson Public Safety Building with bail set at $1,000 cash. He was later released, jail officials said.