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.