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LOCKPORT – A Niagara Falls man pleaded guilty Tuesday in Niagara County Court to robbing his grandmother at knifepoint June 15.

Christopher L. Ford, 32, of 19th Street, admitted to a reduced charge of attempted first-degree robbery and could be sent to prison for as long as 15 years by County Judge Sara Sheldon Farkas April 21.

Falls police called Ford mentally impaired when they charged him June 17 with using obscenities in a courtroom and threatening the judge and police. Tuesday, Ford said he dropped out of school in 10th grade.