A local man is behind bars after allegedly choking his girlfriend Wednesday.
Around 9 p.m., Paris police officers were called to a home in the 400 block of Grand Avenue for reports of an assault.
Curtis Garrett with the Paris Police Department said when officers arrived, they were told 34-year-old Quentin Lee Ewing was arguing with his girlfriend when he choked her.
Ewing was charged with assault of a family or household member by impeding breath. He was transferred to Lamar County Jail.