A Jamesport man facing felony assault charges stemming from two separate incidents last month has pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault charges in Suffolk County Criminal Court and was released on his own recognizance pending sentencing.
Alvah Randall Jr., 28, pleaded guilty on Feb. 11 to two counts of third-degree assault, a class A misdemeanor.
Randall was first charged with second-degree assault, a felony, on Jan. 12 after he cut a woman in the stomach with a screwdriver during an argument. He was arrested, arraigned and released on his own recognizance.
On Jan. 30 at 9:15 a.m., Riverhead Police responded to the Riverhead train station after receiving reports of two men fighting. Randall had struck the other man in the head with a brick three times, police said. Randall was arrested at the scene and charged with second-degree assault. He was held in lieu of $5,000 bail following his arraignment in Riverhead Justice Court.
On Feb. 11, he was arraigned in Suffolk County Criminal Court on the felony assault charges and pleaded guilty to the lesser misdemeanor charges during that court appearance. The court increased his bail to $10,000 cash ($20,000 bond.) Randall did not post bail and was remanded to the Suffolk County jail.
When Randall appeared for sentencing yesterday, his case was adjourned to April 15, but the court released the defendant on his own recognizance.
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