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Ilion man accused of strangling female, threatening her with a gun

By WKTV News

ILION, N.Y. (WKTV) - An Ilion man has been charged after authorities said he strangled a female and then threatened her with a gun.

On June 13, Village of Ilion Police arrested Bruce M. Burke, 45, of Ilion on charges of first-degree menacing and second-degree strangulation. Police said the warrant stems from an incident that occurred on May 27 where Bruce M. Burke allegedly strangled a female and then threatened her with a gun.

Police said that as officers made the arrest for the warrant, marijuana was located in Burke's pants pocket.

Burke was arraigned in the Village of Ilion Court and was remanded to the Herkimer County Correctional Facility without bail.

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