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LOCKPORT – A man faces charges after he allegedly attempted to strangle his girlfriend when a fight turned violent in a South Street apartment just before 11 p.m. Tuesday.

Steven T. Brown, 39, of South Street, was charged with third-degree assault, obstructing breathing, two counts of seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, and unlawful possession of marijuana.

A woman who described herself as Brown’s girlfriend told police that Brown put his hands around her neck and choked her for several seconds. She said when she left Brown pushed her out the door, breaking a screen door. She said he followed her outside and punched her in the head, knocking her down.

Lockport police said Brown faced further charges when they found marijuana, crack cocaine and the narcotic hydrocodone.