Roger Wright. (Courtesy of state police)

Ithaca, N.Y. — An Ithaca man has been arrested after punching and choking a victim in an Enfield home, state police said.

Roger H. Wright, 27, faces third-degree assault and criminal obstruction of breathing charges. The incident occurred on Friday on Trumbull’s Corner Road.

Roger Wright. (Courtesy of state police)

Wright also faces the charge of criminal mischief in the fourth degree — disabling equipment to prevent an emergency call — state police said. Wright put the victim’s phone in his pocket to prevent him or her from calling 911, troopers said.

Wright, who is on parole for an unrelated arrest, was arraigned in Enfield Town Court and released.

He will reappear in court on Monday.

Jeff Stein

Jeff Stein is the founder and former editor of the Ithaca Voice.