Man accused of attacking ex-girlfriend

Published Feb 16, 2017 at 4:00pm

A 26-year-old man is accused of attacking and choking his ex-girlfriend at her Liberty Gardens apartment.

Police said Tyriek S. Carter, of 119 E. Thomas St., repeatedly punched and choked his ex at her apartment at 3:25 a.m. Dec. 31. In a statement to police, the victim said she was sleeping when Carter appeared in her bedroom and woke her up with a punch.

The woman told police that Carter had been evicted from the apartment, but he was still living there and wouldn’t leave.

Police said Carter also broke a gold chain from around the woman’s neck.

Another person in the apartment called 9-1-1 and Carter fled, the woman told police. A warrant was issued for his arrest, and authorities said Carter was taken into custody on Wednesday.

Carter is charged with one count each of third-degree assault, second-degree harassment, fourth-degree mischief and obstruction of breathing, police stated.

He was held in lockup overnight to await arraignment today in City Court.