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GRAND JURY INDICTS TRIAL WITNESS ON PERJURY CHARGE

A Jamestown man was indicted Thursday by a Cattaraugus County grand jury after he allegedly gave false information in an attempted murder case.

James W. Hollowell, 20, of Faulkner Street, Jamestown, was indicted on a charge of first-degree perjury, for allegedly giving false information under oath -- contrary to statements he made to investigators.

Hollowell was a back-seat passenger in a car with William Magee, 39, of Jamestown, who was stabbed 46 times by two others in the car and left for dead in Conewango field last April 17.

The two Jamestown men, Caesar Soto, 19, and Sagfredo Martinez, 24, the driver have been charged with second-degree attempted murder and have been held in Cattaraugus County Jail.

During a preliminary hearing last May, Magee described Hollowell as "a scared little kid. He just froze," and did not participate in the attack.

Hollowell is the brother of Joy Hollowell, who lived in Jamestown with Martinez and mothered his child last year.

District Attorney Edward Sharkey is seeking additional charges against Soto and Martinez and called Hollowell for grand jury testimony. When he gave conflicting statements, the grand jury charged Hollowell with perjury.

Hollowell was committed to the County Jail in lieu of $10,000 bail by Judge Larry M. Himelein.

Three others also were indicted in separate cases:

Charles Horner, 19, and Angela Miller, 20, both of Pines Trailer Court in Weston Mills were jointly indicted on charges of second-degree burglary. The crime allegedly occurred Jan. 10 at a house in Portville.

Altetha Pierce, 45, of Salamanca was indicted on charges of driving while intoxicated and without a licence, Dec. 7 in Salamanca.

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