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Man admits assault with rock at party

A 22-year-old man admitted in County Court to assaulting another man with a rock and knocking him unconscious.

Matthew J. Baker, of 9775 River Road, Westernville, pleaded guilty before Judge Michael L. Dwyer Aug. 23 to attempted second-degree assault. His case was adjourned for sentencing to Oct. 11.

Authorities said at 3 a.m. July 13, Baker got into an argument with another man at a party on Starr Hill Road.

Deputies said Baker picked up a rock and smashed the other man in the head, knocking him unconscious.

Baker then jumped on the fallen man and struck him in the face and head several more times.

Authorities said Baker fled into the woods, but later turned himself in when law enforcers arrived at the scene.

Also in County Court:

¿ Nicholas J. Force, 21, of 25 Highland Court, Whitesboro, was sentenced by Judge Barry M. Donalty Aug. 27 to two years in state prison, followed by two years of post-release supervision, and was ordered to pay $1,425 in court fees on a charge of second-degree rape.

According to court documents, Force had sex with a 13-year-old girl in New Hartford in November 2012.

¿ Tyler Edick, 22, of 623 Liberty Gardens, pleaded guilty before Judge Dwyer Aug. 22 to second-degree contempt, reduced from first-degree. His case was adjourned for sentencing to Oct. 3.

Police said at 3 a.m. May 28, Edick put a hand around his 20-year-old ex-girlfriend’s throat and a hand over her mouth to choke her during a domestic dispute at her residence at Park Drive Manor II, despite being court-ordered to stay away.

¿ Iabriel Sumter, 29, of 611 S. George St., pleaded guilty before Judge Donalty Aug. 26 to third-degree sale of a controlled substance and attempted third-degree sale of a controlled substance. His cases were adjourned for sentencing to Oct. 21.

The indictments said Sumter was found with cocaine in Rome on April 29 and 30.

¿ A trial date was set at Oct. 15 for Max Goodman, 23, of 4370 Sheehan Road, Annsville, charged with second-degree assault.

The indictment said on Feb. 3, Goodman attacked another man in Whitesboro.


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