ITHACA, N.Y. – An Ithaca man was arrested on Sunday after police say he tried to strangle a woman while threatening to kill her.
Ithaca Police responded to complaints of a domestic dispute at a residence in Ithaca at approximately 12:19 a.m. on Sunday. Officers later arrested Glen T. Barton, 48, for allegedly strangling the victim, stealing her phone and preventing her from leaving the house.
According to the victim’s statement, she initially called 911 earlier in the evening when Barton began harassing her. Not knowing what to tell police upon their arrival, she said she sent officers away.
Court records state that Barton then forcibly removed the victim’s cell phone, prying it from her hands while she attempted to keep it tucked away. Barton forcibly removed the victim’s cell phone and threatened to break her neck.
Police say Barton pulled the victim by the arm from the bathroom to the living room while she attempted to escape, and blocked her exit by standing in front of the door. Barton allegedly stood behind her and placed her in a chokehold position, records state.
The victim stated that Barton said, “You’re going to die tonight.”
Barton allegedly placed his hand over her mouth, which caused the victim to suffer fading vision and hearing, difficulty swallowing and bruising and marks around her throat and neck, court documents state.
After Barton took her phone, the victim said she was able to close herself in the bathroom and saw from the window that Barton left the apartment. She stated she then ran outside and collapsed on the ground where police found her.
Barton is charged with second-degree strangulation, third-degree robbery and second-degree unlawful imprisonment. He is currently in custody at the Tompkins County Jail.