Man pleads guilty to weapon and assault charges for two separate incidents
ALBANY, N.Y. - An Albany man has pleaded guilty to weapon and assault charges.
According to District Attorney P. David Soares, Steve James, 39, pleaded guilty to one count of attempted criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree and one count of assault in the second degree, both felonies.
On October 19, 2012, around 10:20 a.m. at 82 Ontario Street, James stabbed a store clerk in the head, causing physical injury. The incident was caught on store surveillance video.
Also, on April 15, 2013, James was pulled over for traffic infractions by members of the Colonie Police Department in the area of Loudon Road and Glennon Road. James repeatedly grabbed at his waist during the traffic stop, and fled police on foot.
Police were able to subdue James with a taser and placed him into custody. Authorities found James had a loaded Smith and Wesson .38 caliber handgun illegally in his possession.