A man from the region is facing charges after allegedly choking his girlfriend and threatening her with a gun.
Ulster County resident Weston Smith, age 33, of Saugerties, was arrested on multiple criminal charges Monday, June13, according to Saugerties Police.
Officers were called to a home on Ulster Avenue just before noon with reports of a domestic dispute.
The victim reportedly told police that the two got into an argument and Smith choked her multiple times.
He also struck her in the face and then loaded a shotgun and threatened to shoot her, she told police.
The victim’s injuries required treatment by paramedics, police said.
Smith was arrested and charged with strangulation, menacing with a weapon, criminal possession of a weapon, and attempted assault.
He was arraigned in the Village of Saugerties Court Justice and was released on his own recognizance.
He’s due back in court Monday, July 18.
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