Modified: July 22, 2019 8:32am
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announces that 23-year-old Ikeal Lardill of Cheektowaga pleaded guilty before State Supreme Court Justice Paul Wojtaszek to one count of Assault in the First Degree, a Class “B” violent felony, and one count of Attempted Aggravated Sexual Abuse in the First Degree, a Class “C” violent felony. The defendant pleaded guilty to the highest possible charge on Friday, July 19, 2019.
The defendant admitted that in December 2018 he intentionally caused serious physical injury to a female victim by cutting her with a knife. He also admitted that in January 2019 he attempted to cause physical injury to the same female victim by subjecting her to sexual contact.
Lardill faces a maximum of 25 years in prison when he is sentenced on Monday, September 9, 2019 at 9:30 a.m. He was remanded without bail.
DA Flynn commends Detectives Michael Hockwater and Donald Strozyk, and Lieutenant Kenneth Rusin of the Cheektowaga Police Department for their work in the investigation.
The case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Katharine S. Lavin of the DA’s Special Victims Bureau.