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FROM THE COURT /NIAGARA COUNTY CASES

A Buffalo man is to be sentenced June 10 by State Supreme Court Justice Richard C. Kloch Sr. for a near-fatal stabbing. Jackie A. Adams, 58, pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of attempted first-degree assault and could be sentenced to as much as 15 years in prison. Adams stabbed Kathleen Guadagno April 21, 2003, in her Niagara Falls home, with a kitchen knife police said they found in his back pocket.

Howard M. Kyle, 37, of Ontario Avenue, Niagara Falls, was sentenced by County Judge Sara Sheldon Sperrazza to 3 1/2 years in prison for attempted first-degree criminal sexual act. Kyle molested an 8-year-old girl in Niagara Falls Jan. 25.

Victor Lamar, 21, of 23rd Street, Niagara Falls, was sentenced to a year in jail by Niagara Falls City Judge Mark A. Violante for first-degree sexual abuse. Details on the case were unavailable.

Keith M. Provost, 34, of Detroit, pleaded guilty to fourth-degree marijuana possession and third-degree perjury. Provost was arrested Feb. 20, 2004, on the Rainbow Bridge, trying to smuggle 9.39 pounds of marijuana into the U.S. A hung jury was declared in his trial Dec. 16; as part of the plea bargain, Provost admitted lying on the witness stand when he testified he didn't know there was marijuana under the back seat. County Judge Peter L. Broderick Sr. set sentencing for June 7.

David A. Tracy, 26, of Brooklyn, was given a one-year conditional discharge and a $750 fine for fourth-degree marijuana possession by Niagara Falls City Judge Angelo J. Morinello. Tracy had 14.82 ounces of the drug in Niagara Falls on Aug. 9.

Markus M. Thomas, 18, of Webb Street, Lockport, was placed on five years' probation by Sperrazza for fifth-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance and resisting arrest. He sold cocaine to undercover Drug Task Force agents in Lockport on Sept. 17.