Choking teen daughter gets dad week in jail

A 40-year-old father accused of choking his teenage daughter was sentenced to one week in county jail.

Frederick T. Pezzula Jr., of 301 Ann St., was sentenced by City Court Judge Daniel C. Wilson Thursday to seven days in jail, with credit for time served, one year probation and was ordered to pay a $200 surcharge on one count of attempted strangulation. A charge of second-degree harassment was dismissed.

Police said at 7:15 p.m. June 11, Pezzula choked his 18-year-old daughter with both hands at their residence. Police said Pezzula also grabbed the young woman’s arms, scratching and bruising them. In a statement to police, the victim said she had stopped at home during a work break. She said her father got mad and grabbed her when she started a dispute with a friend of his.

Also in City Court:

¿ Nadine M. Russell, 57, of 3800 Fancett Road, Vernon Center, was sentenced to 30 days in jail, ordered to pay $210 in restitution and was granted an 11-month conditional discharge on one count of petty larceny. A second, separate count of larceny was dismissed.

Police said at 4 p.m. April 6, Russell stole two $100 bills off the kitchen table at a friend’s residence in the 500 block of S. James St.

Authorities said at 2 p.m. May 5, Russell stole $39 worth of medical creams and items from Dollar General on Black River Boulevard.

¿ Donna M. Seigler, 55, of 410 W. Embargo St., was sentenced to three years probation and was ordered to pay a $200 surcharge on one count of making a false written statement. A charge of falsely reporting an incident was dismissed.

Police said Seigler claimed she was forcibly raped at 5:30 a.m. May 20 in a wooded area at the corner of West Thomas and North Jay streets. This was not true. In a later statement she gave to police, Seigler admitted that it had been consensual.

¿ Warren S. Walker, 24, of 310 Canal St., was released on his own recognizance on a charge of third-degree mischief. His case was adjourned to Sept. 21.

Police said at 9 p.m. July 5, Walker punched a laptop at his residence, causing it to fold backwards and break. Police said the laptop belonged to Walker’s mother’s boyfriend, who had paid $617 as part of a rent to own agreement.