LOCKPORT – A Niagara Falls man with a history of domestic violence convictions pleaded not guilty in Niagara County Court Friday to an indictment accusing him of assaulting a woman Dec. 3, while he was allegedly wearing metal knuckles.

William L. Putman III, 27, of Livingston Avenue, is charged with second-degree assault, third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, aggravated criminal contempt of two counts of first-degree criminal contempt.

“He doesn’t follow orders of protection,” Deputy District Attorney Theodore A. Brenner told County Judge Sara Sheldon Farkas, who jailed Putman without bail to await further court action.

Putman was sentenced last year to a year in the County Jail for violating a woman’s order of protection against him.