Moravia man charged with choking EMT officer in Homer

HOMER, N.Y. — A Moravia man faces a felony assault charge after he allegedly choked an emergency medical technician (EMT) in an ambulance while en route to Cortland Regional Medical Center.

Christopher J. Davis, 48, has been charged with second-degree felony assault, along with a misdemeanor charge of criminal obstruction of breathing or blood circulation.

Davis had sustained a head injury while at the Betty Blue Bar in Moravia early Sunday morning, according to police. An ambulance was called and, while being transported to Cortland Regional Medical Center, Davis "became combative and choked an EMT causing an injury to his throat," police said.

The EMT was treated for his injuries at the hospital and released. Davis was arrested upon his release from the hospital several hours later.

Davis was arraigned in Homer Town Court and taken to Cortland County Jail on $2,500 cash bail or $5,000 property bond. He is scheduled to appear in court next week.

Correction: A previous version of this story incorrectly stated that the Betty Blue Bar is located in the town of Marathon.