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Falls man who backed car into cop takes plea deal

LOCKPORT - A Niagara Falls man pleaded guilty to two felonies Friday in exchange for a pledge from Niagara County Sara Sheldon to let him serve his sentences simultaneously unless he gets into more trouble.

Dempsey Freeman, 23, of Fairfield Avenue, admitted to first-degree reckless endangerment and attempted second-degree criminal possession of a weapon. He will go to prison for no more than seven years when he is sentenced Jan. 11.

Freeman backed his car into Niagara Falls Officer Wayne General Jan. 6 after General pulled him over for not wearing a seat belt. After a chase, during which Freeman allegedly threw a gun away, he was caught and charged with possession of a weapon and of crack cocaine.

The other indictment accused Freeman of firing a gun recklessly March 31 in the Falls.


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