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A 19-year-old Collins man was arrested Tuesday afternoon by state troopers for allegedly choking his girlfriend in her Collins home during a morning confrontation.

Davin Lay of State Route 438 was charged with third-degree assault, menacing and criminal obstruction of breathing for allegedly dragging her around her house, grabbing her around her throat and yelling at her.

She managed to get away from him and ran to a friend’s home where she called police.

The victim was treated at Lake Shore Hospital for her injuries and released. Lay was taken to the arraigned in Collins Town Court and released to a family member. He is due back in court next month.