Man accused of choking, assaulting Westerly woman in custody

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WESTERLY, R.I. (WPRI) — A man who police say broke into a woman’s home and tried to strangle her has turned himself into authorities.

According to Westerly Police Chief Edward W. St.Clair, Billy M. Cobble, 47, of Hopkinton will be arraigned sometime Thursday.

Police said officers responded to a Pleasant Street residence for a report of a breaking and entering around 12:24 a.m. Wednesday.

When they arrived, a woman told police Cobble forced his way into her house, assaulted and choked her, then took off.

Following the incident, Westerly police issued several warrants for Cobble, including domestic assault by strangulation; domestic breaking and entering; domestic simple assault; domestic disorderly contact; and violation of a no-contact order.

It’s unclear what Cobble’s relationship was with the victim – a 42-year-old woman who police said suffered minor injuries, but refused treatment.

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