CANTON A St. Lawrence County jail inmate is accused of choking another inmate Monday night.
St. Lawrence County sheriffs deputies charged Joseph J. Belile, 29, formerly of Massena, with criminal obstruction of breathing or blood circulation.
Deputies said he put his hands around the neck of Kody A. Paris, 22, during an argument in the facility.
He was arraigned in Pierrepont Town Court and returned to county jail in lieu of $250 bail. He is to answer the charge in Canton Town Court.