Staff ReportNewsWest 9
MIDLAND - A man earned himself a trip to jail for reportedly choking a family member while he was drunk.
41-year-old Cody Smith now faces felony assault charges.
The victim told police that she tried to get her things and leave a residence in the 3900 block of Pleasant Drive on Monday night.
At one point, Smith tried to close a door on her.
She says he also grabbed her by the throat, pushed her over a handrail and tried to choke her.
If convicted, smith could spend up to 10 years in prison.