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Matthew Brace of Ware sentenced to 2½ years for holding glass shard to girlfriend’s throat

Friday, May 15, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — A Ware man was sentenced Friday to 2½ years in the Hampshire County House of Correction after he admitted that he held a shard of glass to his girlfriend’s throat while saying, “How would you like it if I killed you?” in September, and then asked her to lie about it. Matthew R. Brace, 29, pleaded guilty to charges of assault with a dangerous weapon, assault and battery …

New York man shot by Ware police officer pleads guilty to assault and battery on public employee

Friday, May 8, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — The New York man who received life-threatening wounds when he was shot by a Ware police officer in September will get out of jail in a few days after admitting in court Friday that he drove his car at the officer during a traffic stop. As part of a plea deal, Sajid Dacres, 31, who uses the alias Quinton Avant, pleaded …

Bail reduced for NY man shot in Ware while allegedly trying to run down officer

Friday, December 19, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — A Hampshire Superior Court judge Thursday reduced bail for the New York man who was shot by a Ware police officer he was allegedly trying to run down with his car. Judge Mary-Lou Rup set bail for Sajid Dacres, who uses an alias of Quinton Avant, at $35,000. He has been held at the Hampshire County Jail on $100,000 bail since …