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North Tonawanda man imprisoned in domestic violence case

LOCKPORT – A North Tonawanda man who was kicked out of the judicial diversion program of court-supervised drug treatment after being arrested again, was sentenced Friday to 16 months to four years in state prison for a pair of felonies.

Niagara County Judge Matthew J. Murphy III imposed the sentence on Ryan M. Carr, 27, of Fillner Avenue, who had pleaded guilty in May 2013 to first-degree criminal contempt and third-degree criminal mischief.

He vandalized a woman’s car on Dec. 28, 2012, by jumping up and down on it and punching it repeatedly, and violated a restraining order another woman had against him on Jan. 8, 2013, by texting her more than 40 times in one day.

Carr was ousted from diversion last month after being arrested again in an incident with a new girlfriend. “You have a problem with domestic violence,” Murphy told him.