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City Man Faces Assault Charges

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An Ogdensburg man pleaded not guilty this week to a domestic incident-related charge of third-degree attempted assault.
In Ogdensburg City Court on Tuesday, Sean H. Farina, 19, of 708 Washington St., Apt. 3, was released on his own recognizance. Judge William R. Small adjourned his case until April 26. He will seek legal counsel from the St. Lawrence County Public Defender's Office.
According to court documents, Mr. Farina on Tuesday hit Sarah J. Gauthier, 24, address undisclosed. He was told by Judge Small to abide by a no harassment order of protection for her.
In other cases in city court on Tuesday:
* Jeffrey T. Webster, 25, of 631 Ford St., Ogdensburg, was granted an adjournment in contemplation of dismissal in six months of a Feb. 10 charge of second-degree harassment. He allegedly pushed Michelle B. Webster. Mr. Webster was represented by the St. Lawrence County Conflict Defender's Office.
* Jonathan M. Pratt, 37, of 426 Morris St., Ogdensburg, pleaded guilty to second-degree harassment to satisfy an April 2 charge of criminal obstruction of breathing and blood circulation for choking Cynthia L Degraw, 26, Ogdensburg. He was told to abide by a one-year no harassment order of protection for her and was fined and surcharged a total of $220.
Mr. Pratt was represented by the St. Lawrence County Public Defender's Office.
* George W. Durand, 31, of 419 Grove St., Ogdensburg, agreed to plead guilty to trespass and be granted an adjournment in contemplation of dismissal to respectively satisfy two charges.
The trespass plea satisfies a Feb. 3 felony burglary charge. Mr. Durand allegedly stole four bags of redeemable bottles and cans from an unlocked ice shack on Grove Street.
The adjournment in contemplation of dismissal satisfies a March 17 fourth-degree misdemeanor criminal mischief charge. He allegedly struck a door several times at the home of Ashley L. Kendall, 410 New York Ave., Ogdensburg.
The case was adjourned to May 3. Mr. Durand is represented by attorney Gary R. Alford, Ogdensburg.
* Zachary S. England, 24, of 212 Tate St., Ogdensburg, pleaded not guilty to a March 7 charge of third-degree attempted assault. He allegedly grabbed and hit Venus M. Keller, 22, of 442 Belmont Courts, Ogdensburg. He was released on his own recognizance and his case was adjourned to April 26. He is represented by the public defender's office.
* Christopher M. LaPlatney, 22, of 201 Cedar St., Ogdensburg, pleaded not guilty to an April 5 domestic incident-related charge of second-degree aggravated harassment. He allegedly threatened via telephone Randi L. Skidds, 23, of 1110 S. Water St., Ogdensburg. He was released on his own recognizance, his case was adjourned until April 26 and he was told to abide by a no contact order of protection for Miss Skidds.
Mr. LaPlatney will seek legal counsel from the public defender's office.
* Bobbie Sue LaFountain, 24, of 425 New York Ave., Ogdensburg, will e sentenced June 14 after pleading guilty to an Oct. 9. 2010 charge of second-degree criminal contempt. She violated a court order of protection issued for Gerald Bennett, age and address undisclosed.
All plea deals were with the St. Lawrence County District Attorney's Office.

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