LOCKPORT – A Lockport man who beat another man into unconsciousness in 2012 was sentenced Thursday to two to four years in state prison, but he faces more serious legal trouble over a Jan. 22 Lockport stabbing.
Chad A. Michalak, 33, of Elmwood Avenue, was sentenced by Niagara County Judge Sara Sheldon Farkas for attempted second-degree assault in connection with the Dec. 14, 2012, beating in the victim’s Price Street home. “I felt I was pushed to a point. I know it was wrong,” Michalak said.
Farkas said Michalak has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, impulse control disorder and antisocial personality disorder, and also told officers he is an alcoholic.
Deputy District Attorney Doreen M. Hoffmann said a grand jury will be asked next week to indict Michalak for first-degree assault for the stabbing of a man in a Locust Street parking lot. Thursday, Michalak turned down a second-degree assault plea offer in that case, which would have added no more than seven years in prison to his term for the beating. First-degree assault has a maximum sentence of 25 years.