A Utica man is facing multiple charges after a domestic violence incident that happened on Monday.

Utica Police say Jose Garcia, 29, of Erie Street, allegedly broke into his ex-girlfriend's home on Blandina Street and grabbed her by the throat before picking up a hammer and swinging it at her.

The victim was able to escape out of a window and call police.

Garcia was arrested today and charged with:

  • 2 counts of Menacing-misdemeanor
  • Criminal Trespass-misdemeanor
  • Burglary 1st- B felony
  • Criminal Tampering- misdemeanor
  • 3 counts of Petit Larceny-misdemeanor
  • 1 counts of Harassment-violation
  • Criminal Possession of a Weapon 3rd- D felony