LOCKPORT – A Niagara Falls man was indicted on a number of charges Thursday in Niagara County Court, accused of breaking into a City of Lockport woman’s home and trying to choke her last month.
Joel S. Zsebehazy, 29, of Grand Avenue, pleaded not guilty to five counts of criminal contempt, second-degree burglary, criminal obstruction of blood circulation and aggravated criminal contempt. His bail of nearly $100,000 on three dockets was reduced to $50,000 by Judge Sara Sheldon Farkas. He remains held in Niagara County Jail. A pretrial date was set for July 11.
Zsebehazy allegedly threatened a City of Lockport woman April 13 on the telephone and climbed in the window of her Vine Street home and put his hands around her throat, attempting to choke her.
In another case, Robert G. Holmes, 32, of Upper Mountain Road, Cambria, was indicted on charges of aggravated criminal contempt, first-degree criminal contempt, endangering the welfare of a child and resisting arrest.
He pleaded not guilty and remains held on $25,000 bail. A pretrial date was set for July 11.
Holmes was charged March 12 with causing bruising and other visible injuries in an attack on a woman in his Cambria home.