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Man admits to bail jumping but still faces shooting charges

LOCKPORT – A Niagara Falls man pleaded guilty to second-degree bail jumping Friday, as he was promised that his sentence on that charge will be served simultaneously with any penalty he receives on open charges accusing him of firing a gun at his girlfriend’s father.

State Supreme Court Justice Richard C. Kloch Sr. made the pledge to Donald L. Smith, 24, of LaSalle Avenue, offering him a sentence of 18 months to three years for failing to show up in Niagara Falls City Court on domestic violence charges last Nov. 28.

Wednesday, Smith had pleaded not guilty to second-degree criminal possession of a weapon, second-degree criminal use of a firearm, first-degree reckless endangerment and attempted first-degree assault. He is accused of shooting at Ralph Wallace in the 1300 block of Pierce Avenue in the Falls on March 13.

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