Otsego County man accused of choking someone, not allowing them to leave

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A Butternuts man is accused of choking someone, and not allowing them to leave the home.

Posted: Dec. 5, 2018 5:01 PM

BUTTERNUTS, N.Y. -- A Butternuts man is accused of choking someone, and not allowing them to leave the home.

Michael Collins is charged with unlawful imprisonment, criminal obstruction of breathing, and criminal mischief.

State police say the incident happened at a home on Wilbur Hill Road.

Collins is accused of taking the victim's phone.

Police say the victim called for help after running away to a neighbor's home.

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