Man allegedly chokes victim after argument

New York State Police

DELEVAN, N.Y. (WIVB) – A Delevan man allegedly choked his victim when the victim attempted to leave following an argument last week.

State Police arrested Paul Stender on July 29, charging him with criminal obstruction of breathing, second-degree harassment and fourth-degree criminal mischief.

Troopers say the 38-year-old choked the male victim and ripped his sweatshirt when the victim attempted to leave. Police did not release the name or condition of the victim.

Stender will face the charges in Town of Yorkshire Court. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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