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UPD: Man strangled girlfriend

UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - A Utica man is arrested for strangling his girlfriend, and police say he did not let go of her until family members called authorities.

Police say they responded to a home on Saratoga Street for a domestic dispute back on November 17th at 10:30 p.m..

When the responding officer arrived, he spoke with the female who called 911.

She said that she had been attending a family function at a friend's house along with her boyfriend when they got into an argument and he left.

She says she left a short time later to return home and when she got home, she said she found her boyfriend in the back of her house with her plasma television and he did not have permission to be in her home.

The woman told the man to leave and that she was going to call the police, that's when she says he threw several items around the house damaging them.

She said the man threw her Christmas tree and her children's presents and damaged her other television and other electronics.

The woman says she fled out the front door and the man grabbed her by the throat and threw her to the ground, striking her head on the ground.

She says he then continued to strangle her, until family members yelled that they called the police.

The man fled prior to police arrival and officers were unable to locate him.

Police say 28-year-old Tyrone Jones surrendered at police headquarters on November 26th, and is charged with criminal mischief and criminal obstruction of breathing as well as burglary.

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