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Cheektowaga man sentenced following conviction on attempted assault charge

A Cheektowaga man convicted of attempted assault was sentenced to two to four years in prison by State Supreme Court Justice Deborah A. Haendiges, according to the Erie County District Attorney's Office.

In March 2016, Jonathan Williams was arrested for allegedly assaulting his girlfriend after he struck her in the face with a crowbar, the District Attorney's Office said.

The victim suffered a laceration which required 10 stitches, the District Attorney's Office said. Williams pleaded guilty to one count of second-degree attempted assault in May 2017, the District Attorney's Office said. Williams failed to appear for sentencing, and a warrant was issued for his arrest, according to the District Attorney.

Williams was apprehended Oct.  31 when NFTA police officers stopped him at red light on East Amherst Street, the DA's Office said. He sped off, and Williams lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a house, the District Attorney's Office said. Two passengers, including a two-year-old child, were in the vehicle, the DA's Office said.

Williams pleaded guilty to aggravated driving while intoxicated under Leandra’s Law and criminal possession of a controlled substance, the District Attorney's Office said.

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