MACHIAS – A 38-year-old Delevan man was arrested last week for allegedly choking a man during a heated incident there, State Police reported Monday.

Paul J. Stender was charged with criminal obstruction of breathing, criminal mischief and harassment. State Police reported Stender allegedly ripped the other man’s sweatshirt during the incident last Tuesday. Stender has been ordered to return to Yorkshire Town Court for further proceedings in several weeks.