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Newfane man headed for prison after assault admission

LOCKPORT – A Newfane man who beat up a Lockport woman March 1 accepted a plea offer Monday in State Supreme Court.

Kewan D. Jackson, 23, of East Avenue, pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of attempted second-degree assault, and Justice Richard C. Kloch Sr. said an assignment to the state prison system’s boot camp-style “shock incarceration” program is likely when Jackson returns to court April 13. An Amelia Street woman told police Jackson punched her in the head until she blacked out; the atttack occurred in a home on Washburn Street. Jackson wasn’t arrested until June 5, when police found Jackson at the scene of another Lockport fight.

In another case before Kloch Monday, Kenneth D. Traylor, 27, of East Utica Street, Buffalo, was placed on three years’ probation and ordered to pay $1,700 in restitution to the victim of an apartment burglary on Seventh Street in Niagara Falls Oct. 22, 2011. Traylor, who Kloch said is legally blind, had been allowed to plead guilty to pet larceny.