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Watertown man indicted for allegedly injuring another man’s face with a stick


A Watertown man has been indicted on an allegation that he struck another man in the face with a large stick in August.

Julian V. Miller Jr., 22, whose last known address was 440 Portage St., is charged with second-degree assault and second-degree criminal possession of a weapon.

The charges were contained in a grand jury indictment handed up Thursday in Jefferson County Court.

It is alleged that on Aug. 5 in the town of Ellisburg, he struck Jacob Patrick, causing the victim to suffer a cut lip and damage to three of his teeth, requiring medical and dental treatment. Police reports of the incident show that Mr. Patrick required 22 stitches to close the cut on his lower lip.

A second indictment handed up charged Luke P. Percy, 19, whose last known address was 18005 Second St., Adams Center, with second-degree assault. It is alleged that on either April 14 or 15, he caused serious injury to Justin M.P. Eassa by striking him in the head, dislocating and breaking his jaw, injuries that required surgery to repair.

The grand jury also returned two no-bills, ruling that there was not enough evidence to support a second-degree assault charge against Samantha L. Duhon, 36, Evans Mills, and two counts of second-degree robbery charges against Shawn P. O’Leary, 39, Watertown.

The jury cleared Ms. Duhon of allegations that she struck her neighbor, Holly J. MacCue, with a baseball bat during a dispute in August. Mr. O’Leary was cleared of allegations that he took part in a Jan. 1 robbery of Jeffrey Jewett, in which two cellphones, $200 in cash and a bottle of prescription pills were said to have been stolen from Mr. Jewett on Factory Street.

In other court activity, Jessica L. Norton, 22, Watertown, admitted violating her Drug Court contract and was sentenced to two years in state prison, followed by two years of additional supervision upon her release. She had been referred to the substance abuse rehabilitation program designed to serve as an alternative to incarceration after pleading guilty in July 2011 to third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance as a result of separate incidents.

She had been charged in March 2011 with possessing hydrocodone pills and crack cocaine on Waite Avenue and was indicted three months later on charges that she sold cocaine. Information about what led to her Drug Court violation was not available from the court.

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