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3 men indicted in Salamanca gang assault

In a report Thursday to Judge Larry M. Himelein, a Cattaraugus County grand jury lodged a charge of gang assault against three men who allegedly beat a Salamanca man.

Jointly indicted on charges of second-degree gang assault and second-degree assault are John Newark, 24, of Ward Street, and David Wolfe Jr., 27, of Wildwood Avenue, both in Salamanca, and Vernon Isaac, 26, of Authority Road, Kill Buck.

They are accused of beating, punching and kicking Lucas Wilder on May 17 in the City of Salamanca. Wildre suffered face injuries.

Gerald Morgan, 36, currently in the county jail, was indicted on multiple charges of violating a Family Court order of protection between April 28 and May 10. He is accused of sending seven letters and contacting a Farmersville woman.
Morgan is charged with nine counts each of second-degree criminal contempt and second-degree aggravated harassment, fourth-degree stalking and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child.

Travis Schroeder, 23, of Ellicottville, was indicted on charges of second-degree burglary, fourth-degree grand larceny, fourth-degree criminal possession of marijuana and unlawful growing of marijuana.

Schroeder is charged with breaking into an apartment May 6-8 in Ellicottville and stealing compact discs, a video game and .22 Ruger long gun. He was charged with growing the marijuana at his Lindberg Road home.

All are expected to be arraigned before Himelein later this month.

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