A Cheektowaga man was sentenced to 30 days in jail for a May 4 attack on a woman and her child.
James Forrest, 34, of Warsaw Street, pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of criminal obstruction of breathing. He was sentenced late last week by Town Justice Paul Piotrowski.
Police said that Forrest, who is 6-foot-2 and weighs 250 pounds, had body-slammed the woman’s 12-year-old child, then attacked her when she intervened. The woman was slammed to the floor in Forrest’s home and choked, police said.
Forrest then destroyed the woman’s cell phone when she tried to call police. A child in the house ran to a neighbor’s to make the call, police said.
When police arrived, Forrest fought with Officers Justin Haag and Scott Leising and had to be subdued, a department spokesman said. Forrest originally was charged with criminal obstruction of breathing, criminal mischief, endangering the welfare of a child, obstructing governmental administration and resisting arrest.