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LOCKPORT – Terrill D. Pettway, who has been arrested on domestic violence charges involving the same woman eight times since 2007, was sentenced to 16 months to four years in state prison Friday by Niagara County Judge Sara Sheldon Farkas.

Pettway, 23, of Ely Avenue, Niagara Falls, had pleaded guilty to reduced charges of attempted second-degree assault and attempted third-degree criminal possession of a weapon in the wake of a July 4 incident in which he threatened his ex-girlfriend with a sawed-off shotgun and assaulted her 6-year-old daughter.

The woman, who was not charged, stabbed Pettway twice in the back to try to stop the attack on the girl.