PD: Man Choked, Threatened to Shoot Girlfriend in Front of Her Two Kids

Middletown Police say the assault prompted a child to flee the apartment without warm clothing or shoes in -2 degree weather.

Middletown Police
Middletown Police

A city man faces a host of serious charges after he reportedly attacked his girlfriend and threatened her with a loaded gun in front of her two children, according to Middletown Police.

On Jan. 3 at 11:53 p.m., police were called to an apartment on Rose Circle about Tyeri L. Green, 24, of Grand Street, who choked, physically assaulted and threatened his girlfriend, according to the report. 

Green reportedly pointed a handgun at the victim and said, "This could end badly. We might be going out with a bang," the report says, then told her not to answer the door for police or tell them about the gun so she locked herself in the bathroom.

The report says the argument took place in front of two children, one of which ran to a neighbor's home.

Police forced their way into the apartment, according to the report, and a search of the woods near the home turned up a loaded .380 caliber handgun with an obliterated serial number. 

Upon questioning, Green said he knew the child had left the home but didn't realize it was without warm clothing and shoes, according to the report, when the temperature outside was minus 2 degrees. The boy's mother, paperwork indicates, told the child to run away for his own safety.

Green denied knowing about the gun when first questioned, police say, but later recanted by denying he threatening anyone and admitted he disposed of it in the woods. 

He was charged with alteration of a firearm's serial number, two counts risk of injury to a child, interfering with an officer, breach of peace, criminal use of firearm, threatening, two counts first-degree reckless endangerment, second-degree strangulation and second-degree unlawful restraint.

Green has had previous domestic violence arrests. 


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