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NT man jailed for violating a restraining order

LOCKPORT – A North Tonawanda man who twice violated a restraining order obtained by his former girlfriend was sentenced Thursday to two years in the Niagara County Jail by County Judge Sara Sheldon.

David L. Vigrass, 40, of 15th Avenue, had pleaded guilty to first-degree criminal contempt and attempted third-degree burglary. He menaced his girlfriend of five years on Nov. 16, and on Dec. 16 entered her Mead Street apartment through the window.

Assistant Public Defender Michael E. Benedict said the woman had become involved with another man following a five-year relationship with Vigrass. “His emotions got the better of him,” Benedict said.

Sheldon said the files indicated police had been called seven times in five years to quell domestic disputes between Vigrass and the woman. Vigrass, who already has been in jail for six months, said not all of those were his fault.