Guilderland police arrested Joel R. Walas, 33, of 3545 Carmen Court on several charges, including felony assault with intent to cause serious physical injury, on Saturday, July 25, according to police reports.
Walas allegedly was involved in a dispute with his nephew and punched him while at his sister's house. During the altercation, police said Walas wrapped an electrical cord around his nephew's neck, causing abrasions. He was arrested at 2314 Western Ave.
He was also charged with misdemeanor counts of assault with intent to cause injury, unlawful imprisonment, reckless endangerment and criminal mischief.
Walas was arraigned on Thursday, July 30, the report states.