LOCKPORT – A Niagara Falls man, who pleaded guilty earlier this month to cocaine possession charges, was arraigned Wednesday in Niagara County Court on a fresh indictment accusing him of firing a bullet into a residence and of having a Taser during a domestic dispute.
Michael A. Lorraine, 27, of 25th Street, pleaded not guilty to attempted first-degree assault, reckless endangerment and two counts of second-degree criminal possession of a weapon in connection with the Jan. 25 shooting incident. He’s also charged with criminal mischief, menacing and two counts of third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, relating to the Jan. 20 domestic.
In the shooting case, a bullet fired from outdoors penetrated the wall of a Ninth Street apartment, narrowly missing a 7-year-old child. A co-defendant in that case, Dominique N. Ferguson, 29, of 25th Street, was named in the indictment but has not been arraigned.
On June 2, Lorraine admitted hiding about a quarter-ounce of cocaine in a cast on his broken leg Nov. 19, 2012, and he is awaiting sentencing for attempted fourth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.