PARIS – A 48-year-old Waterford man pleaded guilty Monday to charges that he threatened and assaulted his ex-girlfriend.

Richard Sankolewicz of Waterford Road was sentenced to serve a one-year deferred disposition by Justice Thomas Delahanty II on Monday in the Oxford County Superior Court. Under conditions of the disposition, Sankolewicz must refrain from criminal activity, not possess alcohol or illegal drugs, not enter any establishment that serves alcohol, and comply with his bail order, which states that he must not have any contact with the woman.

If Sankolewicz abides by the conditions, the charges may be dismissed at the completion of the disposition.

According to a police report, Sankolewicz and his girlfriend of 22 years had recently broken up and she was in the process of moving into a nearby trailer.

The then 40-year-old woman accused Sankolewicz of forcing his way into the trailer twice, and entering the trailer with a 9 mm semiautomatic handgun when she let him in a third time. She said Sankolewicz pointed the gun at her, while he told police that he had only showed her the weapon.

Sankolewicz was also accused of ripping a necklace off the woman’s neck, throwing her into a chair, and throwing a flashlight at her that hit her in the head.

Sankolewicz was indicted in February on charges of Class A burglary, Class C criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon, and Class D domestic assault.

On Monday, the burglary charge was dropped. The criminal threatening charge was modified but remained a felony charge.


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