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LOCKPORT – Niagara County Judge Sara Sheldon Farkas ordered a Lockport man locked up without bail Friday after learning he had allegedly stabbed a man five days after pleading guilty in another case.

Farkas revoked the $7,500 bail of Chad A. Michalak, 32, of Elmwood Avenue, after Deputy District Attorney Doreen M. Hoffmann reported that Michalak had been arrested Jan. 22 and charged with first-degree assault in the stabbing of John Cuillo in a parking lot on Locust Street in Lockport.

Hoffmann said a witness to the Cuillo stabbing quoted Michalak as saying, “I’m going away for two to four years, so I have nothing to lose.”

That was the maximum sentence for Michalak’s Jan. 17 guilty plea for attempted second-degree assault for beating a man into unconsciousness in a Price Street home on Dec. 14, 2012. His sentencing is due March 27.

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