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Gouverneur man accused of strangling ex-girlfriend

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GOUVERNEUR — Joshua J. Phippins, 25, of 43 Wall St., was arrested by state police at 2:15 p.m. Saturday and charged with felony second-degree strangulation, criminal trespass, criminal mischief, felony first-degree criminal contempt and second-degree harassment.

According to police, Mr. Phippins was involved in a fight at his ex-girlfriend’s home and was asked to leave several times and refused.

As the fight escalated, he allegedly broke her cellphone, pulled her hair and choked her until she lost consciousness, troopers said.

He was being held in St. Lawrence County jail, Canton, without bail.

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