Ava, NY (WIBX) - An Ava man is behind bars after allegedly choking his girlfriend during a domestic dispute.

The Oneida County Sheriff's Office say the incident involving 35-year old Albert Nellenback happened in the presence of their two young children.

Nellenback was charged with criminal obstruction of breathing and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child.

He's being held in the county jail without bail.