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LOCKPORT – A Niagara Falls father of five was arraigned Friday in Niagara County Court on charges that he beat a man with an expandable police baton after a disagreement between his daughter and the victim.

Robert V. Abrams Jr., 48, of Ontario Avenue, a part-time security guard, pleaded not guilty to second-degree assault and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon in connection with the July 16 incident in the Falls. He remained free on a $1,000 bail bond.

The alleged victim, Gabriel B. Felts, 29, suffered lacerations on the head that had to be closed with staples, Assistant District Attorney Ryan K. Parisi said.