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City police on Wednesday charged Caleb L. Smith, 23, with fourth-degree criminal obstruction of breathing and fourth-degree criminal mischief stemming from an alleged domestic incident.

Police said the altercation occurred about 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at the residence he shares with Samantha L. Smith, 1013 Bronson St. According to police, Mr. Smith grabbed his wife by the throat with both hands and applied pressure, causing her not to be able to breathe.

Additionally, he is accused of taking her cellphone away from her while she was trying to call police.

He was charged at the residence at 5:51 p.m. and held at the Metro-Jefferson Public Safety Building pending arraignment in City Court.

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