Vernon police have arrested a man accused of choking his girlfriend while intoxicated.
Police said Tyree Alford, 23, of New York City, showed up at his girlfriend’s apartment on Terrace Drive intoxicated around 4:52 a.m. Saturday. Alford allegedly became upset with his girlfriend and choked her. He also told her he wanted to kill her, police said.
The victim was able to call 911 and when officers arrived Alford confronted them outside the apartment. Police said he was intoxicated, agitated and yelling at officers. Alford was also found with a large kitchen knife in his hand, police said.
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According to police, Alford resisted arrest and had to be tackled to the ground before they took him into custody.
Alford was charged with second-degree strangulation, first-degree unlawful restraint, first-degree reckless endangerment, risk of injury to a minor, disorderly conduct, second-degree threatening, interfering/resisting an officer, and carrying a dangerous weapon. He was held on a $150,000 bond and scheduled to appear at Rockville Superior Court on Sept. 12.