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Lowville man admits to threatening other man with knife


LOWVILLE — A Lowville man in Lewis County Court Friday admitted to threatening another man with a knife.

Russell X. Miller, 47, of 5585 Water St., was arraigned on a charge of second-degree menacing and pleaded guilty to the charge. Sentencing was set for Dec. 6.

Mr. Miller was accused of holding a kitchen knife to the throat of Bradley Streeter on June 29 in Lowville.

Also in Lewis County Court Friday:

Miguel A. Raspaldo, 24, Rochester, was arraigned on two counts of fourth-degree grand larceny and single counts of third-degree burglary, third-degree criminal possession of a weapon and second-degree criminal mischief and pleaded innocent. His case was adjourned to Nov. 8, and he was returned to Lewis County jail.

Judge Daniel R. King set bail at $20,000 cash, up from the $10,000 set in lower court.

Mr. Raspaldo was accused of breaking into Cataldo Hardware Store in Lyons Falls on the morning of July 4 by smashing the front window and stealing four handguns valued at more than $1,000.

He also allegedly damaged a gun display, microwave oven and freezer in the store.

Andrew B. Seymour, 26, East Ava Road, Ava, was arraigned on a charge of misdemeanor driving while intoxicated and pleaded guilty to the charge. Sentencing was set for Sept. 20. Mr. Seymour was stopped March 31 on Route 26 in the town of West Turin.

Benjamin M. Flansburg, 30, of 1999 Kotary Road, Constableville, had sentencing in his case of felony aggravated DWI adjourned to Nov. 15; he pleaded guilty to the charge Aug. 15.

Mr. Flansburg was stopped May 10 on Route 26 in the town of Turin with a child in the vehicle.

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