Massena man jailed on nine counts after choking woman, stealing her debit card, police say
Friday, June 16, 2017 - 5:25 pm

A Massena man is jailed after a domestic violence incident where he is accused of choking his girlfriend, stealing her debit card and taking her car, according to village police.

Daniel L. Williams Jr., 28, of 90 East Hatfield St. #46, is charged with a felony count of fourth-degree grand larceny, two misdemeanor counts of fourth-degree criminal mischief and single misdemeanor counts of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, second-degree criminal contempt, obstruction of breathing, third-degree assault and unlawful imprisonment. He is also charged with second-degree harassment, a violation.

Police said they got a report early on June 14 that Williams had stolen the car. They said they later learned he choked the female victim and wouldn’t let her leave the residence. She sustained bruises to her neck and forehead, police said. Williams was found with the alleged victim’s SeaComm debit card in his pocket when he was charged at 1:45 a.m., police said.

He also is accused of violating an order of protection barring him from harassing the alleged victim, which Judge Derek Champagne signed Jan. 27 and was in effect until Jan. 26, 2025, police said.

Williams was arraigned in Massena Court by Justice Eric Gustafson and remanded to the St. Lawrence County Correctional Facility, Canton, in lieu of $5,000 bail, police said.