Afghan war veteran sentenced on one charge, arraigned on new ones - The Buffalo News

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Afghan war veteran sentenced on one charge, arraigned on new ones

LOCKPORT – Joel S. Zsebehazy, who said he suffers from post traumatic stress disorder after serving in Afghanistan in 2003, was sentenced Friday to a year in jail for trying to choke a woman. He also was arraigned on a fresh indictment.

The new charges against Zsebehazy accuse him of second-degree assault and third-degree criminal sale and possession of a controlled substance. He allegedly stabbed and punched a man during a contentious crack cocaine sale Nov. 9 on 86th Street in Niagara Falls.

Zsebehazy, 29, of Grand Avenue in the Falls, drew his jail term for an April 13 incident at the home of a Lockport woman who had a restraining order against him. He had pleaded guilty to second-degree criminal contempt.

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