Woman Jailed Following Alleged Assault

CHAUTAUQUA – A Sherman woman was arrested for allegedly assaulting two people at a Potter Road address in the Town of Chautauqua on Sunday.

The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office says 45-year-old Janet Briggs allegedly grabbed and applied pressure to the throat of two people during the altercation.

Deputies say one of the victims sustained physical injury, and as a result had to seek medical attention.

Briggs was arrested and charged with two counts of third-degree criminal obstruction of breathing and taken to the Chautauqua County Jail pending arraignment in the case.


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