Calcium man accused of choking woman during domestic incident, police say

WATERTOWN, NYOrlando J. Gremillion Jr., 23, of 25108 Cooper Ave., Calcium, was charged by Watertown police at 1:30 p.m. Monday, June 10, at the Metro-Jefferson Public Safety Building with criminal obstruction of breathing or blood pressure, endangering the welfare of a child, fourth-degree criminal mischief and second-degree harassment.

He is accused of pushing Amalia E. Lewis, 18, into a dresser and also grabbed her by the throat and applied pressure during a domestic incident at about 5:10 p.m. June 5 at 126 Bowers Ave., police said. He also allegedly removed a cell phone from her hand and placed it in his pocket to prevent her from calling the police, according to court documents. Ms. Lewis suffered abrasions to her right shoulder and upper right arm, police said. Mr. Gremillion was allegedly holding a 6-week old child during the altercation, police said.

He was held for arraignment Monday afternoon in City Court.