A Syracuse man is facing several charges after choking and punching a 24 year old woman during a domestic dispute.
Police say 29-year-old James Myers Jr. went to the home of his ex-girlfriend on Furman Street Sunday night and confronted her while she was sleeping in the bedroom.
There were young children in the bedroom, as Myers Jr. reportedly choked and punched the victim. Police say Myers Jr. also used the base of lamp to strike the victim several times in the head, causing the lamp to break.
Investigators say the victim grabbed a kitchen knife to defend herself. The victim used the knife to cut Myers Jr. in the forehead area, causing him to stop attacking her.
Myers Jr. was taken to the hospital for a stab wound to his head.
The victim did not require treatment.
Myers Jr. was charged with Burglary 1st degree, Assault 2nd degree, Criminal Possession of a weapon 4th degree, Endangering the Welfare of a Child, Criminal Obstruction of Breathing and Resisting Arrest.
The victim was not charged in this incident, as it was determined that she was acting in self defense.