Deputies: Man attempted to choke wife during dispute, is in United States illegally

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Deputies have arrested a man they say is in the United States illegally after he tried to strangle his wife.

The Broome County Sheriff’s Office arrested Kevin Paiz-Figueroa, of Binghamton, on Monday evening after an investigation into a dispute between him and his wife.

Deputies say Paiz-Figueroa became angry when his wife confronted him with evidence of marital infidelity.

They say Paiz-Figueroa kicked her and then grabbed her from behind in an attempt to choke her.

Deputies say he used a belt to try to strangle her, but was deterred when his wife fought back.

The wife called 911, and Paiz-Figueroa drove away, but was stopped by a deputy who was responding to the scene.

Deputies say the couple’s infant child was in a nearby crib watching the dispute.

Deputies say an investigation determined that Paiz-Figueroa was not a citizen and is in the United States illegally.

Border Patrol issued an immigration detainer to hold him for deportation proceedings.

Paiz-Figueroa is charged with the following:

  • Attempted Criminal Obstruction of Breathing, class B misdemeanor
  • Harassment, a violation
  • Endangering the Welfare of a Child, a class A misdemeanor

He was arraigned in the Town of Chenango Court, and was taken to the Broome County Jail without bail.

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