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GUILTY PLEA ENTERED IN BOX CUTTER SLASHING

A Harvey Avenue man pleaded guilty Monday in Niagara County Court to repeatedly slashing another man in the chest with a box cutter.

Melvin V. Darrell, 26, pleaded to a reduced charge of attempted second-degree assault and is to be sentenced Jan. 19 by Judge Peter L. Broderick Sr.

Assistant District Attorney Susan B. Bjornholm said Darrell attacked James Griggs, 20, of Lockport, June 20 outside Chaser's Bar in Lockport in an argument over a woman.

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