Cortland County man arrested after allegedly choking his girlfriend

Cortland County Sheriffâ??s Deputies arrested a Cortland man after he allegedly choked his girlfriend and stopped her from getting help.

Deputies say 25-year-old Rashee Barlow got upset after an argument with his 29-year-old girlfriend and choked her. Barlow then broke the victimâ??s phone so she couldnâ??t call for help, and threatened to hurt her further if she tried to leave.

The victim found another phone and called 9-1-1.

Deputies took Barlow into custody without incident and charged him with criminal obstruction of breathing, two counts of criminal mischief and unlawful imprisonment.

He is being held in Cortland County Jail on $2000 cash/$5000 bond.