Man accused of choking daughter

A 40-year-old man is accused of choking his teen-ager daughter at their Smith Avenue residence.

Bail was set at $1,000 and has not been met for Frederick T. Pezzula Jr., of 205 Smith Ave., who appeared before City Court Judge Daniel C. Wilson Tuesday on one count each of criminal strangulation and second-degree harassment. His case was adjourned to June 20.

Police said at 7:15 p.m. June 11, Pezzula choked his 18-year-old daughter with both hands at their residence. Police said Pezzula also grabbed the young woman’s arms, scratching and bruising them.

Also in City Court:

¿ Sandra N. Russell-Bailey, 24, of 309 Depeyster St., was released on her own recognizance on a charge of fourth-degree mischief. Her case was adjourned to June 22.

Police said at 6:40 p.m. May 6, Russell-Bailey smashed her step-brother’s cell phone at his residence on Canal Street.

¿ Jonathan M. Beatty, 26, of 1007 N. James St., was sentenced Thursday to 15 days in jail and was ordered to pay a $120 surcharge on one count of second-degree harassment, reduced from contempt.

Police said at 3:15 p.m. March 3, Beatty used vile and obscene language towards his ex-companion during a custody exchange of their daughter at his residence. Police said Beatty had been court-ordered to leave the woman alone.