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MASSENA - A 26-year-old Massena man faces three charges following a domestic dispute Thursday morning on Woodlawn Avenue.

Village police charged Houston R. Delosh, 26, of 58 Cook St., Massena, with criminal obstruction of breathing, endangering the welfare of a child and resisting arrest following an incident that occurred at 9:48 a.m. Thursday at 72 Woodlawn Ave. during a child exchange with his estranged wife, Brandy.

He was arraigned by Massena Town Justice Gerald P. Sharlow and released on his own recognizance with stipulations he abide by a temporary order of protection directing him to stay away from Ms. Delosh.

She told police Mr. Delosh became angry when she suggested the clothes he had on their 2-year-old daughter were inappropriate for the weather conditions. She said he became enraged after she shared her parenting tips, threatened her and told her to give him their daughter. She said refused that order, and he grabbed her by the throat. “During the time he had hold of my throat, I had trouble breathing,” she noted in the statement she signed for police.

Ms. Delosh said she went upstairs, Mr. Delosh followed her and they continued to argue until he finally took their daughter. She said she then left her sister’s home and started walking on Woodlawn Avenue.

“Houston followed me in his truck and was verbal(ly) abusing me and calling me names. Houston said I would never see my daughter again until we went to court and that is when I became very mad and threw a rock at his truck tire,” she said in her statement.

She said her estranged husband then got out of his truck, charged at her, pushed her and grabbed her by the neck again.

Police said Delosh pulled away from an officer when they were taking him into custody and pushed a patrolman. The patrolman said Mr. Delosh complied with orders when the police officer drew his Taser.

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