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Canton man indicted on assault charges


CANTON — A Canton man who allegedly attacked a woman during a break-in earlier this month was among eight people named in five indictments handed up by a St. Lawrence County grand jury on Thursday.

Andrew J. LeBoeuf, 21, of 46 Law Lane, was indicted on charges of first-degree burglary, first-degree burglary as a sexually motivated felony, first-degree sexual abuse, second-degree unlawful imprisonment, third-degree assault and fourth-degree criminal mischief.

Police said he broke into another Law Lane apartment on March 14, where he grabbed the woman, pushed her into wall and head-butted her. Police said he was ordered to leave several times but refused.

Mr. LeBoeuf was arrested a short time later on Gouverneur Street. He remains in the St. Lawrence County jail, Canton, in lieu of $3,000 bail.

In other cases:

Sawyer M. Pignona, 16, Hannawa Falls, and Connor I. Warden, 17, Potsdam, were indicted after they allegedly drove to the Colton-Pierrepont Central School parking lot March 18 armed with a gun.

Mr. Pignona faces charges of second-degree criminal possession of a weapon on school grounds, second-degree menacing and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon. Mr. Warden was indicted on one count of criminal possession of a weapon on school grounds.

Daniel E. Miller, 28, of 78 Spencer St., Gouverneur, was indicted on charges of third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance, third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. Police said he sold heroin in Gouverneur on Feb. 7, and was found in possession of Suboxone, a medication used to treat dependence on opioid drugs, on March 16.

Richard H. Martin III, of 30 East Street, Rensselaer Falls, was indicted on two counts of grand larceny and four counts of petit larceny.

Police accused Mr. Martin of stealing several items from several different people on multiple dates last year, including a debit card, a wallet containing $25 in cash, a combined $190 in other cash and a pair of Nike shoes.

Fernando Johnson, 36, Syracuse, together with Ogdensburg residents Eric L. Peets, 26, and Jessica L. Thomas, 29, both of 322 King St., were indicted on drug charges.

Ogdensburg Detective Daniel F. Mousaw alleged Mr. Peets and Ms. Thomas had recruited Mr. Johnson in Syracuse to sell drugs in Ogdensburg. He said Mr. Johnson has an extensive criminal record.

Mr. Johnson faces charges of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and first-degree criminal nuisance after he allegedly was found with cocaine and Ecstasy on March 12 in Ogdensburg.

Mr. Peets and Ms. Thomas were charged with first-degree criminal nuisance.

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