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Falls man charged with gunplay in domestic incident

LOCKPORT – Jamar T. Shipp of Niagara Falls was arraigned Thursday in Niagara County Court on his second domestic violence indictment of the year.

This time, Shipp, 25, of Cedar Avenue, pleaded not guilty to second-degree criminal possession of a weapon and unlawful imprisonment. Assistant District Attorney Cheryl L. Nichols said Shipp allegedly threatened a woman with a gun and fired the weapon from a car during an argument late on Oct. 15, before holding the woman against her will during the early hours of Oct. 16.

In March, Shipp denied a nine-count indictment that accused him of entering another woman’s home Dec. 15 and assaulting and sexually abusing her while armed with a gun. Shipp is being held on a federal probation violation detainer after serving a 33-month sentence for possessing crack cocaine in 2008 with the intent to distribute it.