A Port Chester man is accused of choking a village woman on Sand Street in front of a group of six people who did nothing to stop the attack Monday night, according to .
A Sand Street resident who heard the attack from inside his home went outside to help the woman and tried to pull Ronald Harris, of 15 Weber Drive, off the 26-year-old Port chester woman. However, police said Harris continued to choke the woman until police arrived and forcibly pulled him off the woman.
Police said Harris then attacked police officers trying to arrest him and later fought with police again at Port Chester police headquarters. None of the police officers involved were injured.
The incident began around 10:30 p.m. A Sand Street resident alerted police to the attack — none of the people in the group standing on Sand Street had called police to get help. Police said Harris was spotted by witnesses as he had the victim against a utility pole, and by the time police officers arrived Harris had the woman pinned to the ground.
The victim, who knows Harris, told police she did not wish medical treatment and that she did not want to be involved further. Police said the woman told them Harris was affected by drugs he had taken.
Based on information from the victim and Harris' behavior, police said Harris was taken to Westchester Medical Center for evaluation.
He was charged with criminal obstruction of breathing, a misdemeanor, and resisting arrest.