City police charged Courtney J. James, 25, of 840 Cooper St., Apt. 3,with third-degree assault at 8:36 p.m. Friday after he allegedly punched a woman in the face multiple times during a domestic dispute.
Police said Mr. James punched Angela M. Johnson, same address, causing a black eye and swelling under her right eye, and scratches and scrapes on her bottom lip.
He also is accused of grabbing Ms. Johnson by the neck and pressing on her throat, for which he was charged with criminal obstruction of breathing or blood circulation.
Mr. James was held pending an appearance in City Court.