ADVERTISEMENT

LOCKPORT – A man pleaded guilty Wednesday to punching a fellow inmate, breaking the victim’s orbital bone, in a March 24 attack in the Niagara County Jail.

Rodriguez A. Bembo, 42, of Washington Street, Lockport, admitted to a reduced charge of attempted second-degree assault and faces sentencing Oct. 22 of up to four years in prison by State Supreme Court Justice Richard C. Kloch Sr.

Bembo struck Antiwon J. Dunmeyer, 33, in the eye, ostensibly because Dunmeyer was being too loud while Bembo was trying to talk to his girlfriend on the telephone. Bembo was in jail for violating probation on a felony conviction for selling cocaine. Dunmeyer, a Buffalo man, was in jail awaiting a trip to state prison on a felony domestic violence charge.