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LOCKPORT – Thomas L. Carter, 21, of Elm Court, Niagara Falls, pleaded not guilty Wednesday in State Supreme Court to a seven-count indictment accusing him of injuring a Falls police officer who was trying to arrest him in a theft case.

Carter was apprehended July 27 with an allegedly stolen all-terrain vehicle, Assistant District Attorney Claudette S. Caldwell said. He is charged with second-degree assault, resisting arrest and fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property in that case.

The indictment also charges Carter with second- and third-degree burglary, petit larceny and fourth-degree criminal mischief in connection with a March 8 break-in at a home on Royal Avenue in the Falls.

Carter has a probation violation charge pending in Niagara Falls, Caldwell said. He was placed on probation in June for petit larceny, reduced from grand larceny.

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