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Sweet Avenue man charged with attacking neighbor

A Sweet Avenue man arrested late Tuesday is charged with assaulting a neighbor, then attempted to burn down her house using gasoline, Buffalo police said.

Byron Betts, 46, is charged with first-degree reckless endangerment. The victim, a woman, told police Betts confronted her in her home Tuesday morning and punched and choked her during an argument. Betts remained in custody at the Erie County Holding Center Wednesday night.

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