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Buffalo man pleads guilty in armed threat to ex-girlfriend

A Buffalo man has pleaded guilty to weapons and contempt charges for threatening a former girlfriend and another person at her home with knives.

Michael Jackson, 45, of Bailey Avenue, admitted violating a domestic violence order of protection on Dec. 5, 2012, and again on Jan. 6, 2013, when he unlawfully entered the woman’s residence with knives and made threats, according to Erie County District Attorney Frank A. Sedita III.

A quick response by Buffalo police officers on patrol prevented any injury to the woman and the other person, Sedita said.

Jackson pleaded guilty to two counts of third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, one count of second-degree criminal contempt and one count of aggravated criminal contempt.

Jackson has a previous conviction for first-degree criminal contempt in a domestic violence case.

He faces 2½ to five years in prison when sentenced Jan. 13 by State Supreme Court Justice Deborah A. Haendiges.