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LOCKPORT – Justin J. Snead, 22, of Lincoln Place, Lockport, who stabbed a man twice July 5 in the parking lot of an apartment complex, pleaded guilty Thursday in Niagara County Court.

Snead admitted to second-degree assault for knifing Edward Wright in the lower back and shoulder during a fight.

County Judge Sara Sheldon Farkas scheduled sentencing for May 24, when she promised to give Snead no more than four years in prison. The maximum for the charge is seven years.

Deputy District Attorney Doreen M. Hoffmann said the plea deal also wraps up misdemeanor criminal mischief and drug possession cases, with Snead agreeing to pay $300 restitution in the former incident. Snead remains in jail awaiting sentencing.