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October 24, 2013

Police Log: Oct. 24, 2013 — Felony arrest

PLATTSBURGH — A Plattsburgh man was charged Sunday with strangulation following a domestic incident.

Gary Tunnell, 45, had a fight with his girlfriend in which he placed her in a headlock until she passed out, Plattsburgh City Police said.

A 10-year-old child witnessed the incident, police said.

Tunnell was arrested at 11:20 p.m. on South Catherine Street in the City of Plattsburgh, according to a City Police blotter entry.

He was charged with second-degree strangulation with obstruction of breathing or blood circulation, a felony, and endangering the welfare of a child, a misdemeanor.

Tunnell was arraigned in Plattsburgh City Court and an order of protection was issued, police said.

He was remanded to the Clinton County Jail.

— By Staff Writer Felicia Krieg

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