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MAN GETS PROBATION IN GRUDGE ASSAULT

A Lockport man convicted by a County Court jury of attacking a wholesaler because of a grudge about a vehicle was sentenced Thursday by visiting Genesee County Judge Robert C. Noonan.

Michael T. McGary, 30, of 615 East Market St., was placed on probation for three years, ordered to complete 500 hours of community service and pay $600 in restitution.

The jury convicted him Aug. 29 of third-degree assault, but acquitted his wife, Lisa, 29, after the five-day trial and more than four hours of
deliberations.

The couple was accused of luring Timothy Taggart of Tonawanda to the parking lot of the Fieldstone Restaurant in Lockport. Taggart was repeatedly struck about his body and kicked by McGary, who wore work boots, and was hospitalized for two days, according to Assistant District Attorney
Robert F. La Duca.

He said the McGarys apparently wanted their money returned and thought that Taggart had misrepresented the origin of the vehicle and
overcharged them.

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